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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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