An Indian express article (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pushed-to-pedal-post-fuel-price-hike-a-spurt-in-cycle-sales/796946/) is indicating that there is increase in Push Bike sales in Pune with the recent increase in fuel prices. To me it is just a blip in the timeline. Not sustainable. Unless of course there is substantial up gradation of cycle tracks in Pune.
At least for now I would not actually recommend long distance commuting on a Push Bike in Pune … from my own experience.