The official signing ceremony launching the Austin-Pune Sister City relationship took place on July 24, 2019 at Austin City Hall. Pune is the eighth largest city in India with a population of 4 million. Austin and Pune’s economies rely heavily on the IT and manufacturing sectors. Additionally, Pune is considered the cultural capital of the state of Maharastra and the education capital of India or “the Oxford of the East.”
The Honorable Mayor Mrs. Mukta Shailesh Tilak was welcomed by the Honorable Mayor Steve Adler.