Pune Camp Cantonement
Pune Camp Cantonment often referred as Pune Camp, is a military cantonment located of Pune, Maharashtra of India, which was established for accommodating troops of the British Indian Army, which now houses many military establishments, while Pune Camp Cantonment is known for its shopping centres like MG Road and East Street, its importance lies with the fact that the Army Headquarter of the Southern Command is located of this Cantonment, while National War Memorial of Southern Command is also situated here.
Pune Camp Cantonment , was established of 1817CE, when the British Indian Army had already had an encampment near Mula River of Khadki, for accommodating more troops , of which process the villages of Munjeri, Mali, Ghorpuri and Wanowrie were absorbed for building this cantonment infrastructure, while a garrison for 4,620 troops, including two European regiments, a mountain battery, a native cavalry and three native regiments, were planned to be accommodated here at the first stage, allotting 130 acres of space for training and drills.
Sometime afterwards, a large number of civilians started settling of the area, duly encouraged by the Military administration, since civilians could bring of more number of living facilities to troops positioned of the cantonment, while the boundaries of Pune Cantonment having been formalised of the year 1827.
How to Reach
Pune Camp Cantonment is well connected through public transport buses run by the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited, while other modes of transport such as Taxis, Autorickshaws are available of plenty at the cantonment, and also there are a number of buses plying for reaching this place from other locations, the NH-9 connecting Pune with Machilipatnam via Sholapur, and Pune with Hyderabad.
By travel by train, the nearest rail mode to the cantonment is the Pune Railway Station, while the nearest airport is the Pune Airport.
A 100 bedded Hospital is maintained by the Pune Cantonment Board on the Sholapur Road, the Board running 3 dispensaries of the Cantonment, while a military hospital is also established of the cantonment. Besides these, there are two private Hospitals, the Ruby Hall Clinic and the Jehangir Hospital and the Sassoon Hospital, which is run by the Maharashtra State which, are nearer the cantonment.