Know Your City – THANE

Know Your City – THANE

Location– Also known as Lake City, Thane is located in the north-eastern part of the peninsula of Mumbai. Sharing its western border with the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and the southern border with Mumbai, Thane doesn’t need an introduction. One of the 27 smart cities of India, it is surrounded by 33 lakes, 2 rivers, and many hills. This Lake City bears the tranquil-address tag in Mumbai. Home to varied options in healthcare, 120 schools, 50 colleges and commercial destinations, this place is a quintessential destination, enabling residents to enjoy an urban life as well as nature in all its different forms.

Location

 

Connectivity– As Mumbai grew exponentially, it leaned on sister cities like Thane to share its load. This resulted in the road and railway network being well developed in Thane. On 16th April 1853, the first passenger train service was inaugurated between Bori Bunder (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus), Mumbai, and Thane; covering a distance of 34 kilometers in 21 minutes, it was hauled by three locomotives: Sahib, Sindh, and Sultan.

The Central and Trans- Harbor railway line connect Thane to Mumbai and Navi Mumbai respectively and the Eastern Express Highway passes through Thane as Ghodbunder Road, which connects to the Western Express Highway later. This enables road connectivity between western suburbs of Mumbai and Thane. Also, the Thane-Belapur Road connects Thane to Navi Mumbai. The Ghodbunder Road, one of the most well-planned and advantageous locales of MMR, has evolved as a top-notch realty destination of Thane.

With the new proposed Metro Line: Wadala to Ghodbunder Road via Kapurbawdi, Monorail connectivity with Thane – Bhiwandi – Kalyan Monorail corridor and large proposed infrastructure development including tourism avenue & water projects in the neighborhood, makes it a future-ready haven for home-seekers.

Connectivity

 

Social Infrastructure– The major concern while choosing a place to live is how well developed the social infrastructure is. People’s day to day life depends on institutions like schools, hospitals, malls, markets, places of worship and recreational parks.

Schools– Thane has some of the best and old schools in different localities. Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School at Pokharan Road No.1, Vasant Vihar High School at Pokharan Road No.2, Orchid International at Ghodbunder road, SES High School at Panchpakhadi, St. Xavier’s High School at Manpada, Goenka International School at Kapurbawdi and more. Thane College is a reputed institute for higher education. Moreover, IIT Powai is just 20 minutes by the Eastern Express Highway.

Schools

 

Hospitals– Medical facilities in Thane are quite well developed, with hospitals like Jupiter Hospital on the Eastern Express Highway, Bethany Hospital at Pokharan Road No.2, Apollo Clinic at Cadbury Junction and more.

Hospital

 

Recreational and Shopping Amenities– Thane is not far behind Mumbai when it comes to recreational amenities like malls. It has one of the biggest malls in Mumbai, Viviana Mall on the Eastern Express Highway. There are also others like Korum mall near Cadbury Junction, R- Mall at Manpada and Hypercity at Kasarvadavli. With numerous shopping arcades and hypermarkets like D-Mart and Big Bazaar, Thane enjoys close proximity to conveniences. Apart from this, Thane is also famous for keeping theater alive with its auditoriums, Gadkari Rangayatan and Kashinath Ghanekar.

Shopping

 

Landscape and green cover– Thane has landscapes as well as waterscapes which bring in the touch of nature amidst the fast developing city. The Yeoor hills serve as a major visual and physical retreat for the residents of Thane. Also, lakes like Masunda Lake, Upavan Lake, and Kachrali Lake have developed promenades around them for people to experience.

Landscape

 

The Thane real estate market has seen a steady upsurge in the past few years. With all that you need right there, it’s a city which is better planned, greener and cleaner. Thane has also been selected as a part of the Smart City mission by the government in September 2016. With all the facilities, good residential options, developing infrastructure and picturesque beauty, it fulfills all requirements of a home-seeker.

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