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Santacruz East, mumbai


    Santacruz East, situated in the centre of Mumbai. The Santacruz railway station on the Mumbai Suburban Railway, the Domestic Terminal (T1) of the Mumbai Airport and one campus of the University of Mumbai are all located in Santacruz East. Santa Cruz is bordered by Vile Parle in north, Khar in south, Juhu in west and Kurla, Bandra in east. Further it divided in two areas namely Santa Cruz East and West by the Mumbai Suburban Railway line. The Milan Subway and Khar Subway connect these two areas (Santa Cruz East and West), passing under the rail line. Due to Milan flyover the connectivity between these two locality have approved. The Western express highway passes through Santacruz East. Sunder Nagar, P&T Colony, Agripada, Anand Nagar, Chaitanya Nagar, Vakola, Kalina, Vidya Nagari, Yashwant Nagar are its neighbouring localities. Airport Authority of India which consists of the Mumbai Airport and Air India Colony also lies in the walking distance. The Western Express Highway is passing through the locality of Santa Cruz East. It is homes to many famous landmarks such as University of Mumbai and Our Lady Of Egypt Church. It has close proximity to corporate hub of Bandra Kurla Complex which is located at a distance of 3.4 km via CST Road/Santacruz-Chembur Link Road.


    The major roads which are passing through Santa Cruz are the Western Express Highway, Santacruz- Chembur Link Road, Kalina-Kurla Link Road and the Nehru Road.

    It has excellent connectivity to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which is located at a distance of 4.4 km via Western Express Highway.

    Santacruz is the major and nearest railway station to Santacruz East on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Line and Harbour Line which is located at a distance of 1.4 km via Jawaharlal Nehru Road. Other nearby railway stations are Ville Parle, Khar, Bandra Terminus, and Bandra.

    Factors for growth in the past

    MMRDA has built a Skywalk for pedestrians stretching from Podar School Complex (West Santa Cruz) to Western Express Highway (East Santa Cruz) which reduced the traffic congestion in the area as well as commuting time for the commuters use this stretch to reach their work place.

    In order to give relief to the passengers from the share autorickshaws, the BEST has started a special bus service from Kurla West to Santacruz station East during peak hours. It will be a huge benefit for those who want to travel from Kurla to Santacruz.

    Proposed and Planned Infra

    In a major boost to city’s infrastructure, MMRDA’s elevated corridor project connecting the western suburbs with the east has got clearance from Central Railway. The corridor work towards providing seamless connectivity to the eastern suburbs, and will reduce the travel time from the east to Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) by 30 minutes and the distance by 3 km.

    The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has floated tenders for the first time for the redevelopment work of the slums in Santacruz (east). This move is expected to benefit the slum dwellers after completion of their redevelopment work.

    Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro, also referred to as the Colaba–Bandra-SEEPZ line, is a part Mumbai Metro of which construction has been initiated. When completed, the 33.5-km long line will be the first underground metro line in Mumbai after Kolkata Metro Line-2.

    Infra Development (Social & Physical)

    The locality has a good number of educational institutions like international schools, schools affiliated to all the different boards and colleges. Some of the schools present here are SSC School Santacruz East, New Model English High School, EuroKids, B.M.C Bakola School, Patuck Technical High School, Municipal School Yogiraj Ashram, Air India Modern School, Rameshwaram English Medium School, St. Charles High School among few.

    The hospitality sector of the area is thriving because of the presence of a number of hotels, restaurants, resorts and serviced apartments. Some of the hotels and resorts present here include T2 Beacon Mumbai, Kishish Kunj, The Orchid Hotel, Trident Hotel, ITC Maratha, Hotel Golden Sagar and many more.

    The locality has a good retail market with malls, shopping plazas, shopping complexes, retail outlets, stationery shops, and grocery outlets. The shopping malls in the locality include Lucky Mansion, M&R Shopping Mall, Link Square Mall Bandra West, Surve Shopping Mall, Kings Mini Mall, Phoenix Market City, and Sai Shopping Centre.

    The locality has super specialty, multi-specialty and general hospitals. Kalina Hospital, University Hospital, Sahyog Welcare Hospital, Care Hospital, City Hospital & Research Centre, and Kohinoor Hospital to name a few.