SOLAPUR is one of the important district of Maharashtra State of India. It is located in the southern part of Maharshtra.
Solapur is located at an important junction of the North-south railway line which provides good transportation infrastructure for trade and industry. There are a number of medium and small-scale and medium industries found in the district, and it is one of the prime centers of the handloom and powerloom industry, cotton mills and the beedi industry.
Solapur district has the highest number of sugar factories (total 33) in Maharashtra state as well as in India. Solapur leads Maharashtra in production of Indian cigarettes or beedi Solapuri Chadars and towels are famous in India and also at a global level, however there has been a significant decline in their exports due to quality reasons. It has been a leading centre for cotton mills and power looms in Maharashtra. Solapur had the world's second-largest and Asia's largest spinning mill. The Science Centre in Kegaon (Solapur) is the third largest and prominent scientific association in Maharashtra. The first waste-to-energy electricity plant in Maharashtra is situated in Solapur. In the agricultural field, the district has a well-established market in oilseeds. The major crops grown in the district include jowar, wheat and sugarcane.
Solapur railway station is the main railway hub within the city. The Solapur Railway Division is an important division connecting South India to Western & North west India. Hotgi Junction and Kurduvadi Junction are two junction railway stations present in the Solapur district.
Solapur internal city transport is managed by SMT (Solapur Municipal Transport), SMC and other private cabs.
Solapur Airport is located to the south of Solapur city. There are no scheduled flights operating out of Solapur Airport. The Government of Maharashtra has planned to upgrade the airport