Kharghar – the commercial and residential hub for Navi Mumbai
In the late the 1990s a new airport was conceived in Navi Mumbai. Airports usually lead to a sudden spurt of activity, with the Navi Mumbai International Airport having the same effect and Kharghar turning out to be at the centre of that activity. The airport was proposed to be just south of Kharghar and less than 15 km away. Kharghar also falls in the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Area or otherwise known as NAINA. Furthermore, it has quick access to Mumbai city which is around 20 km away. Kharghar’s geographical location is what makes it so important.
However, an airport alone does not suffice for good connectivity. Travellers need efficient means of travelling within the city to their destinations. To fulfil this need, the Maharashtra state government and CIDCO invested crores into developing the transport infrastructure in and around Kharghar. The MTHL Sea Link, Parsik hill tunnel, Coastal Road, Kharkopar-Nerul-Belapur Railway line, the 4-route Metro, in addition to the existing Sion-Panvel expressway, Harbour line and Trans-harbour Line railways promise smooth travel and a rapid flow of traffic. Because of the excellent city planning by CIDCO, Kharghar is spacious with multi-lane wide roads equivalent to some main highways of Mumbai.
The lifestyle of Kharghar is much-coveted. Kharghar offers its residents a variety of activities – from a 11-hole golf course to a 200-acre Central Park are at the heart of Kharghar. One of the biggest ISKCON temples is adjacent to the Central Park. Apart from these, people enjoy nature walks around Pandavkada waterfalls and other leisure, sports and recreational activities.
Like any self-sufficient place, Kharghar has short drives to hospitals (viz. Apollo, Tata), schools (viz. DAV, Ryan International) and colleges (viz. NIFT, NMIMS, MGM). To fulfil the daily needs of its residents, big malls and chain supermarkets like More, Tata Star. Reliance Smart, DMart and many more are located in close proximity to residential complexes.
The 345-acre CIDCO-commissioned Navi Mumbai Corporate Park, on the lines of Bandra-Kurla Complex of Mumbai, will additionally create a floating population of 1 lac people/day leading to a natural demand of residential and commercial real estate.
A surge of jobs in and around Kharghar has led to relocations from Mumbai. The idea of planned development, lower commute time, lesser pollution, reduced stress and travel expenses, along with better work-life balance and flexibility is very attractive to someone living in Mumbai.
An increasing number of residential projects like Capital City & Hyde Park have developed, or are under development in Kharghar. People are able to afford better lifestyles together with a multitude of amenities. This, combined with the freedom of work, a range of leisure activities, good education and health services, smart, clean and green spaces mean that the residents of Kharghar enjoy life to the fullest.