Hinjawadi’s Traffic Woes Cause 37 IT Companies to Exit Maharashtra

Hinjawadi's Traffic Woes Cause 37 IT Companies to Exit Maharashtra

Hinjawadi's Traffic Woes Cause 37 IT Companies to Exit Maharashtra

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A lot of companies from Hinjawadi IT Park, Asia’s largest IT hub, are relocating due to the problem of traffic congestion. As many as 37 companies have moved out of the state.

By Khushi Maheshwari 

Pune is known globally because of the IT Park at Hinjawadi in Pune district. This area has flourished due to the IT companies here. However, this development has now been eclipsed by traffic jams. Shocking information has come to light that many IT companies here have packed their bags and migrated out of Maharashtra due to this problem. As many as 37 companies have moved out of the state and some more companies are thinking of moving out of Pune. Uddhav Thackeray has taken notice of this incident and has criticized the Shinde government’s policy via social media in a post on X (formerly twitter) 

The problem of traffic jams in Pune has come to the limelight. Citizens are suffering due to traffic congestion in the city. The situation has worsened due to metro construction going on in the city. There are countless employees who work at Hinjawadi in Pune. However, many employees cannot reach the company on time due to traffic congestion. Many companies have also discontinued their work from home option. Due to this, the company has to bear huge losses.

Hinjawadi IT Park has big companies like Infosys, Wipro, Tata, Mahindra. Thousands of youth work here. However, as these employees get stuck in traffic jams, the companies are incurring losses. The problem of traffic congestion is even more serious during monsoons. Frustrated with this traffic jam, 37 companies have migrated out of the state. The Hinjawadi Industries Association has informed that some more companies are on the way to exit.

A hike in losses 

There are as many as 150 companies in this place and 5 lakh people work here. More than 1 lakh cars and other vehicles traverse in the Hinjawadi area. These cars get stuck in traffic jams. Since sometimes it takes an hour to cover a distance of 1 km, a lot of employees prefer working from home. 

Bhujbal Chowk and Bhumkar Chowk are the only way to reach Hinjawadi. Metro construction is underway in these areas. If this metro line starts, the pressure on traffic will be reduced. However, there is still time for that to materialize. 

Now Chakan too

The Automobile hub is located at Chakan in Pune and ironically the traffic congestion is severe there as well. Associations of companies have repeatedly demanded to solve this problem. However, the industries here are also preparing to move out of the city since the issue has not yet been resolved there. 

Uddhav Thackeray takes a jibe 

Uddhav Thackeray has criticized the Shinde government over the Hinjawadi IT Park issue in Pune. He has tweeted in this matter from the party’s Twitter handle (now known as X). 

The tweet reads: “While the extra-constitutional Mindhe government is busy courting Delhi, as many as 37 IT companies have migrated abroad from the Hinjewadi IT Park in Maharashtra. Even when one industry after another is moving out of Maharashtra, the Mindhe government is sitting idly by. This is sheer inaction by the government. By tying the future of the youth of Maharashtra at stake, the government is only busy eating the fruits of power, said the tweet.”

Supriya Sule Reacts On Exit on 37 Companies From Hinjawadi IT Park

In her tweet on X, Supriya Sule said, “As Maharashtra’s rightful employment opportunities are moving out one after another, the state government is merely observing. Previously, significant industries also left, depriving young people of their rightful jobs. However, the government does not seem to have time to address this issue. It has now come to light that 37 companies have left the Hinjewadi IT Park in Pune. When an industry leaves, it puts jobs and the future of the youth at risk. Young people in Maharashtra are struggling to find employment, and the government’s negligence in retaining industries is to blame for this situation.”