Long-known as a major railway station on the Central line, Ghatkopar has evolved into a happening destination, thanks to a spate of infrastructure developments over the past few years. The locality, which at one point was not even considered a part of Mumbai, has come a long way to become a prestigious address in the city. Let’s look at what makes Ghatkopar a favorite in central suburbs.
Ease-of-connectivity: Ghatkopar provides easy road and rail access to South Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Andheri. The addition of Mumbai Metro I has made the locality even more accessible. Eastern Express Highway (towards Thane) and Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (towards Borivali) are the two major roads connecting Ghatkopar with the rest of the city. Local transportation is also very convenient with abundant auto rickshaws plying around.
Proximity to Business Districts: Ghatkopar is in close proximity to some of the prominent business districts of Mumbai, such as Bandra-Kurla Complex, Powai and SEEPZ (Andheri). The area is also near both the domestic as well as international airports of the city. Business areas of South Mumbai are also not too far from Ghatkopar.
Thriving Retail Destination: Ghatkopar has always been a shopper’s paradise. Be it apparel, jewellery or fruits and vegetables, you will find everything at the local markets of Ghatkopar. In addition to the thriving local markets, Ghatkopar is also known for its malls, such as R-City, which is one of the largest malls in Mumbai with over 500 stores. Furthermore, malls like R-Mall (Mulund) are also easily accessible from Ghatkopar.
Top Educational Institutes: This central suburb is home to leading schools and colleges of Mumbai. Schools like North Mumbai Welfare Society High School and Garodia International School make this locality a preferred residential destination for families. Similarly, colleges like Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala, K.J. Somaiya and S.K. Somaiya have been known for long among the top colleges of Mumbai.
While Ghatkopar has always been a respected address in Mumbai, recent developments in infrastructure have transformed it completely into an upmarket destination.