Kolhapur has been long discussed as a second highest per capita income II tier city, having the maximum amount of Mercedes cars, sugar bowl of India, spinning mills, education centre all facts known for its spicy curries and leather footwear. An international Go carting track, hill resorts/Amusement park, multiplexes the other new entrants in the past few months are 3 new malls, Big bazaar, Reliance.
Today Kolhapur is emerging as of one of the most progressive III tier cities. Located on the golden quadrangle express way with the travel time of major cities like Pune, Bangalore and Bombay reduced considerably. The Kolhapur airport is being revamped .It now has refuelling and night landing facilities, with the expansion plan an increased airstrip for Boeing flights.
The city is emerging as a new Important IT destination. Various institutes’ research indicates Kolhapur has a very good potential for the growth of IT. With Mantri Developers launching their New It Park. Few towns which have a dedicated website for IT promotion www.itcitykolhapur.com.
All major banks have seen this potential growth of Kolhapur; It is the 10th city of choice by Deustche bank .ITC plan a cooperate office, 3-4 star hotels are in the pipeline .Kagal 5 star, MIDC can proudly boast a investment of 5500 crores .With a textile SEZ set up in the adjoining MIDC. The foundry cluster is around the corner. For instance, Gremach Infrastructure Equipments and Projects Ltd has already acquired 200 acre of land in the town from the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation for a proposed metal SEZ.
Kolhapur corporation has been sanctioned over 230 crores for infrastructure by the centre. It will have 50 to 60 kms of 4 lane roads.
Education has always been in the forefront with 2 international schools functioning. National and International big Giants in IT have signed MOU's with Shivaji university and other institutes.
This is a big positive change and don't be left out to participate in it.