The district is well connected with the state capital
and surrounding district headquarters through road and rail linkagaes. The road
network consists of Express Highways, National Highways, State Highways and Major
District Roads. The rail network consists of both broadgauge(Electrified and Non
Electrified) double track as well as single track lines. The district headquarter
has connectivity through airways for transport and trade to major airports within
the country and to select international destinations. In spite of availability of
perennial river stretches, there is no significant utilization of waterways in the
The district has total length of 13,642 km of roads(2001) of which 5394 km roads
are Bituminous surface, 3554 km roads of waterbound macadam surface and 4694 km
of other surface roads i.e. unmetalled road.The roads are classified according to
their importance. Of the total road length in the district, 331km road length is
covered by National Highways and 1368 km by State Highways. The major and other
district roads have a total length of 5388 km, which passes through all the talukas.
Almost all the villagesare well connected by waterbound macadam road. The total
length of village roads is 6555 km.
National Highway No. 4 (Mumbai-Banglore) - The NH-4 passes through following places in the district: Khandala, Lonavala, talegaon, Chinchwad,
Pune and Khed-Shivapur. It enters from Raigad district and exits in Satara district.Total
length of NH4 in the district is 120 km. National Highway No. 9 (Pune-Solapur-Hyderabad
)- The NH-9 starts at Pune district and passes through Loni, Bhigawan and Indapur.
It exits in Solapur district. Total length of NH9 in the district is 152km. National
Highway No. 50 (Pune-Nashik) - The NH-50 originates at Pune and passes through Chakan,
Rajgurunagar, Manchar, Narayangaon, Aalephata and it exits in Nashik district. The
total length of NH50 in the district is 95km.
The braod gauge single and double track rail length
within the district have a total length of 311 km. Of these, single line is 162
km and the double line is 149 km. Pune and Daund are the two railway junctions in
the district. Following are the three main railway routes passing through the district:
Mumbai_pune_Solapur rail route
Pune-Miraj rail route
Daund-Baramti rail route
Pune is well connected through domestic airlines with the entire country.
The airport located at Lohgaon has recently aquired status of an international airport
and is being used to carry domestic as well as international traffic. Also, it is
proposed to develop an international air-cargo hub near Khed tahsil of district.