is a town in the Dhar district
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of Madhya Pradesh
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, India. Governed by Nagar Nigam
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, it is a well-known industrial estate referred to as the 'Detroit of India'. Pithampur is located at a distance of about 22 km from Indore via Rau and is 8 kilometres from Mhow
, which is another suburb of Indore.
Pithampur has an average elevation of about 550 meters above MSL.
Pithampur has a typical sub-tropical climate. Three distinct seasons are observed, summer, monsoon and winter. Summers start in mid-March and can be extremely hot in April and May. The daytime temperatures can touch 40°C on more than one occasion. Average summer temperature may go as high as 36–39 °C (100.4 °F) but humidity is very low.
Winters are moderate and usually dry. Lower temperatures can go as low as 14°C-16°C on some nights. Usually the temperature ranges between 26°C-30°C during winters.
Rains are due to southwest monsoons. The typical monsoon season goes from June 15 till mid-September, contributing 32-35 inches of annual rains. 95% of rains occur during monssoon season. pithampur is one of the sarela town in India.
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, Pithampur had a population of 68,051. Males constitute 58% of the population and females 42%. Pithampur has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 47%. In Pithampur, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Pithampur is the first largest industrial area in Asia. Pithampur is a well-developed industrial area. It has both large and small scale industries. A large number of national and international reputed companies are functioning in Pithampur. It has divided mainly in four sectors; sector-I, II, II, and sector-IV. Pithampur has an industrial Special Economic Zone (SEZ
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). Majority of the vehicle-producing companies of India have their factories in Pithampur. It is considered as a hub for the automobile manufacturing industry. Some of the major companies that have industrial units in Pithampur are [New & ReCon Parts, Cummins, India], [Mahle Engine Components (I) Pvt Limited], Flexituff International Limited, Anant Steel P. Ltd., L&T CASE Equipment
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, Mahindra 2 Wheelers, Caparo
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, Force Motors Ltd
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, Man Force Trucks, Rathi steel, cipla
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, Indorama Synthetics, Steel tubes of India, Bridgestone
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Tyre Ltd, Kach Motors, IPCA
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, Decora Tubes. The construction of Asia's largest auto testing track is also sanctioned by Govt. Of India. Apart from automobile industries, Pithampur is home to various other industries like food processing, chemical processing, distilleries, manufacturing, and textile industries.
Pithampur has a Dry Port facility from Container Corporation India Limited. This facilitates direct exports of finished goods to foreign countries with all paperwork done at Pithampur facility.
Pithampur is locad on NH79, and NH59 connecting Indore with Ahmedabad touches its fringes. There is a road from Rau to Pithampur which connects it to Indore (22KM). It is also connected to Agra-Mumbai 4 lane road which is also referred to as NH3 And also With a new route to Bombay.
There are regular scheduled MiniBus/City Bus/Private Bus services between Indore and Pithampur passing through Mhow throughout the day with a very good frequency. Also there are regular services to District Headquarter Dhar and beyond to Ratlam.
Nearest airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport at Indore which is about 19KM or 40 minutes drive from Pithampur, with multiple daily connections and operators to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Jaipur, Bhopal, Raipur, and Gwalior.
The nearest railway stations are MHOW (11 km) and Rajendra nagar which is a part of Indore(22 km). Mhow and rajendra nagar are Meter Gauge Railway stations with limited connectivity to nearby areas whereas Indore railway station(INDB) is Broad Gauge Terminus. Indore terminus has good connectivity and daily connections to all metros and all major towns of country and the state.
The new proposed and sanctioned railway line between Indore and Dahod will traverse the Pithampur area and will connect the region directly to Indore and Godhra-Dahod-Vadodra in Gujarat, boosting industrial development. Also Pithampur is well-known historical city in Madhya Pradesh.