PCMC To Rejuvenate Tourism In Chinchwad, Thergaon Area

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Mehab Qureshi

Chinchwad, September 14, 2020: Pimpri Chinchwad city is famously known as ‘Detroit of the East’, but only a few people are aware of the historical importance of the industrial city which was once only a small village.

To rejuvenate the forgotten heritage sites, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to link Mangalmurti Wada, Chapekar Shilpa Samuha, Morya Gosavi Samadhi Mandir, Thergaon Boat Club located in Chinchwad.

Mahasadhu Morya Gosavi, a devotee of Lord Ganpati, lived in Chinchwad 400 years ago and established Mangalmurti Wada Ganpati Mandir and a Pathshala (school) in the same premises. Historians claim that Morya Gosavi meditated on the banks of the river where his son built a temple which is now famously known as Morya Gosavi Ganpati Mandir. It is also claimed that a Ganesh idol appeared on his Samadhi in the 16th century, which makes this site of historical importance.

At a walking distance from there is Chapekar Wada, home to freedom fighters who agitated against the British during the Pune Plague in 1896.

The civic body has also decided to include Thergaon boat club in its plan, which has landscapes, a rock garden, and a simulated natural stream running through the centre of the garden.

Meanwhile, a small dam has also been built at Thergaon on the Pawana river. In an attempt to restore sustainable tourism, PCMC has decided to connect all these sites.

This process of renovating is expected to cost around Rs 12 crore. The tender process for this work was completed last year and the work will be starting soon.