Ghansoli, one of the fastest growing nodes of Navi Mumbai. This locality is situated in the north-western part of Navi Mumbai. It is located on ThaneBelapur road in Sector-2 of Ghansoli node. Though primarily a rural area, has now grown into a more advanced and commercially active locality. It comes under the jurisdiction of NMMC. With well-designed roads, planned infrastructure, and greenery. Ghansoli is one of the most prominent residential townships in Navi Mumbai. Being an upcoming IT hub, the area is located close to developed localities like Vashi, Airoli, and Mira Road and covered by the mangrove forest on one side. Ghansoli shares its boundaries with major localities like Mahape, Rabale, Vashi, Airoli, Mulund East, Kanjurmarg East, Shilphata, Koparkhairane, and MIDC trial Area. Popular localities in Ghansoli include Nagar, Jijamata Nagar, Maheshwar Nagar, Talavali Gaon, and Savoli. Some of the key residential projects in Ghansoli are Silver Icon, NG Grand Plaza, Bhairaav Goldcrest Residency, Bhairaav Goldcrest Residency, Bhairaav The Palm View among others.
Connectivity and Transit Points
Ghansoli enjoys excellent road and rail connections to different parts of Navi Mumbai including Mumbai. NMMT and BEST buses ply from Ghansoli to other localities in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. BEST bus numbers 501, 509, 512, 513, 514, 518, 519, 521, 522, etc., ply regularly from different localities to Ghansoli and connect to areas like Airoli, Mulund, Nerul, Deonar, and Dindoshi. NMMT offers bus services from Ghansoli to Vashi, New Panvel, Kharghar, and Karave Nagar.
The locality also has a railway station, which lies on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Network. Taxis and auto rickshaws are other modes of transportation in the area. The major railway station in Navi Mumbai, Panvel, is located 26 km away from Ghansoli.
The nearest airport from Ghansoli is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and is located at a distance of 27 km. AC and non-AC buses are easily available from Ghansoli to the airport.
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Employment hubs near Ghansoli
TTC Industrial Area (4 km)
LOMA IT Park (1.9 km)
Sigma IT Park (3.4 km)
Reliance Corporate IT Park Ltd (1.4 km)
Innovative Infocom & IT Parks (6 km)
Factors for Growth in the Past
The well-planned design of the locality and its proximity to developed areas are some of the key factors that helped in the growth of Ghansoli. Apart from the IT boom, the locality’s growth was spurred by state-of-the-art infrastructure, excellent social infrastructure, and the availability of basic facilities like water, drainage, and sewerage systems.
Mulund-Airoli Bridge also greatly helped to improve the traffic problem and connecting to Mulund and Airoli. Another reason why Ghansoli became one of the quintessential residential localities in Navi Mumbai is the presence of mangrove forest, which makes the climate favorable for a living. A lot of people moving towards Ghansoli in search of peaceful living. As a result, property for sale in Ghansoli gets its proposed buyers.
Factors for Growth in the Future
The establishment of the Navi Mumbai Airport will be a key growth factor for development. The airport will not only serve residents of Navi Mumbai but also impact on South Mumbai.
Another important growth factor for this locality is the proposed Navi Mumbai Metro Rail. Ghansoli will be part of Line 5 of the Metro rail project and will connect Vashi and Mahape, hence reducing the travel time of commuters and enhancing the connectivity between the different nodes of Navi Mumbai.
Infra Development (Social & Physical)
Besides being the residential township, the locality is also an industrial area with many big companies like Reliance and Siemens. Almost every sector in Ghansoli has a departmental store and a supermarket. The main shopping centers in Ghansoli are the More Supermarket, Daily Bazaar, and Matoshree Super Market. DMart is the only shopping mall in Ghansoli, but malls like Inorbit and City Centre Mall are located very close proximity.
The locality is also an educational hub and is home to many schools and colleges. The one among these is the Tilak Junior College of Science & Commerce, Rajeev Gandhi College of Management Studies, ASP English Convent High School, and Tilak International School.
Divine Hospital, Mahajan Hospital, and Shakuntala Womens Hospital are some of the many hospitals in this locality.
Ghansoli has been experiencing water and electricity issues recently. Residents in the locality have been dealing with unscheduled water and power cuts. The power cuts are mainly due to theft and non-payment of dues to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).
Along with water logging issues faced by commuters during the monsoon near the Ghansoli Railway Station, there is also the issue of water leakage. But CIDCO has promised to take the necessary steps to eliminate such issues.