It runs for approximately 6.25 km. It is one of the longest & busiest roads within the city, and the most polluted too. This Road is named after Dhondo Keshav Karve, Bharat Ratna, as it was his daily walking route. It has many good hotels and restaurants like Chinese Oriental, Anand-Pure-Veg, Girija, Kimaya along with some of the brands like Pizza-hut, Cafe-Coffee-Day, Dominno's, Kahwa Cafe, McDonalds.[original research] Its proximity to the Pune-city market area as well as the elite residential colonies like Prabhat Road, Dahanukar Colony and Kothrud, make this the busiest road of Pune.
Karve Road in Pune starts at the Deccan Gymkhana grounds and Lakdi Bridge off Jangli Maharaj Road. It then goes through the neighborhoods of Erandwane and Kothrud, a fastest growing suburb. One can connect to Paud Road via the Savarkar flyover. At Mayur Colony, Karve Road orients towards the south. It passes under Mumbai Pune Bypass Road after which it is called NDA Road.
Pune's First Flyover, going towards Paud was constructed on this road, in 1998. One can see heavy traffic jams at peak hours between Deccan Corner and Paud Phata. After Savarkar flyover, the road becomes much wider to accommodate a huge number of vehicles.