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Some Important Years In The History Of Pune

Year

Event

AD937 Rashtrakoota empire copper plate indicating Pune's original name as "Punya-Vishaya" or "Poonak Vishaya"
AD1000 (circa) The Pataleshwar cave temples on Jungli Maharaj Road are thought to have been built
1595 Maloji Bhosale receives Jahagir of Pune and Supe from the Mughals
1625 Shahaji, Shivaji's father appoints Rango Bapuji Dhadphale as administrator of Pune who develops the Kasba, Somwar, Ravivar and Shaniwar Peth localities
1640 The Lal Mahal palace for Shivaji and his mother Jijabai is built
1720 Bajirao I becomes the Peshwa
1730 Shaniwar Wada is completed
1749 Nanasaheb Peshwa, Bajirao's son, builds Parvati temple and Lakdi Pul, now called Sambhaji Bridge
1761 Decline of the Maratha empire begins after the Marathas lose the battle of Panipat
1782 Nana Phadnavis builds Pune's drainage system
1790 A water supply system for the city is introduced, designed by Sardar Raste
1811 Vishrambag Wada is built
1820 The British establish a cantonment in the Eastern part of the city
1830 Deccan College started
1856 Bombay-Pune railway completed
1867 Khadakwasla dam is built
1886 Pune-Miraj metre-gauge line is completed
1875 Department of Meterology offices shifted to Pune from Simla
1884 Fergusson College inaugurated.
1885 Deccan Paper Mills starts operations
1888 Government photo-zinco press starts functioning
1893 Rajabahadur Motilal Pittie starts first textile mill in Pune
1896 Raja Ravi Varma, legendary artist starts his litho press at Malavli, near Lonavla, 50 km from Pune
1897 The first assassination of a British official in India's freedom struggle by the Chaphekar brothers takes place on Ganeshkhind Road on June 22
1916 Central Water & Power Research Station instituted
1916 First town planning scheme by Pune Municipality
1917 Development of Laxmi Road and Tilak Road
1919 Development of underground sewage system
1920 Erandwane merges in Pune Municipality
1921 Construction on the Lloyd (shivaji Bridge) started
1928 Pune Observatory established
1928 The Mumbai-Pune Deccan Queen makes her first run
1930 Vishrambaugwada premises used for Pune Municipality
1941 Silver Jubilee Motor Transport bus service started
1947 India gains independence
1949 National Chemical Laboratory (Pashan) starts functioning
1950 The National Defence Academy (Khadakvasla) founded
1950 Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) begins operations
1956 Hindustan Antibiotics (Pimpri) begins operations
1957-60 Industrial areas of Hadapsar, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Bhosari, etc. established
1961 Panshet dam bursts and its waters flood the city, destroying most of the older sections, giving a chance for modern town planning concepts to be put into use
1970-80 Pune emerges as the engineering capital of the country especially in the automotive sector with Telco, Bajaj, Kinetic, Bharat Forge, Alfa Laval, Thermax, etc. expanding their infrastructure
1970-80 Pune rapidly establishes itself as the Oxford of the East with educational institutions especially in the field of higher education being set up throughout the city
1988 Pune Festival which coincides with Ganesh Chaturthi launched
1989 Dehu Road-Katraj bypass is completed, reducing traffic congestion in the inner city
1990 Sports City comes into existence
1990 Pune begins to attract foreign capital particularly in the information technology and engineering industries; new businesses like floriculture and food processing begin to take root in and around the city
1998 Work on the six-lane Pune-Mumbai Super expressway begins
1998 Pune's first flyover is inaugurated at Dashabhuja Ganapati Chowk, Kothrud
1999 Municipal Commissioner Arun Bhatia removed from his post because his tough stand on unauthorised constructions
1999 The five-hundred acre Software development park developed by STPI is inaugurated near Hinjawdi on the Pune-Mumbai bypass. IT giants like Wipro and Infosys set up shop
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