Located on the Salsette Island, Dahisar West is a small suburb of Mumbai. It is mainly a residential locality with a few industrial pockets. It is a quiet and peaceful locality for people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city life.
Dahisar West is located in close proximity to localities like Dahisar East, Borivali West, Eksar Nagar, and Manori Creek. While most of Dahisar is residential, there are quite a few commercial hubs too. Two popular shopping centres in this locality are D-Mart and Vishal Mega Mart. There are also quite a few grocery stores along with a host of restaurants, parks, and other entertainment centres.
The area is home to a large number of schools, colleges, and hospitals. Some of the well-known hospitals in the area are Silverline Hospital, Shantigan Hospital, Chamunda Hospital, Sukh Sagar Hospital, while the popular educational institutions include St Francis D’Assisi High School, Rustomjee International School, Sardar Vallabhai Patel School, and St Francis Institute of Technology.
Connectivity and Transit Points
Dahisar West has excellent connectivity to most other parts of Mumbai. Gorai Creek, Vividh Bharti, Ajara Bank, and Pepsi Garden are some of the bus stops closest to Dahisar West. BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport) undertaking buses connect this area to almost all the major points in the city like Borivali, Bandra, Santacruz, and Juhu Beach.
Apart from BEST buses, people prefer to travel intra-city by trains, auto-rickshaws and cabs. Dahisar Railway Station and Borivali Railway Station are the closest railway stations to Dahisar West. Mumbai Central, Mumbais major railway station, is located 39 km from the locality. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is comparatively closer, at 21 km.
Dahisar fish market
Vintage Football Club
Immanuel Mar Thomas Church
Factors for Growth in the Past
The growth in the development of residential complexes in Dahisar West kick started the growth process in the locality. The inflow of people began with the construction of the railway line connecting Dahisar West to the city centre in 1867.
The locality is located very close to the Western Express Highway and has undergone a complete transformation with the construction of many flyovers in the past decade. With the region witnessing significant infrastructural development, and given the excellent connectivity to other parts of Mumbai, a lot of realtors have been heavily investing in this quiet locality.
The key challenges in Dahisar West are blocked drains, garbage clearance, and traffic issues. The flyover connecting Dahisar West with the Western Express Highway has reduced the traffic congestion, but constant bottlenecks are still witnessed.
The locality is also facing a water problem, making the residents buy water from private agencies.
Factors for Growth in the Future
The future looks bright for this locality. The construction of several flyovers and well-constructed wide roads are slated to push the growth to a large extent. Some of the chief growth prospects for Dahisar West are software parks, and shopping and entertainment centres.
With the Metro work at Dahisar East slated to be started soon, once complete, the connectivity to Dahisar West will be further enhanced.