State Highway 42 (Maharashtra)

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State Highway 42 (Maharashtra)
Ghodbunder Road
Route information
Maintained by MSRDC
Major junctions
From: Kapurbawdi, Thane
  National Highway 3
National Highway 8
To: Ghodbunder, Thane
Location
Districts: Thane
Highway system

State Highway 42, commonly referred to as Ghodbunder Road or G.B. Road, runs entirely through the district of Thane. It is one of the major roads leading out of Thane city and connects to the Eastern Express Highway, becoming National Highway 3. It also connects to the Western Express Highway to become National Highway 8 at Ghodbunder leading to Gujarat.

General information[edit]

It is approximately 20 km long and links the two main arterial roads of Mumbai, the Eastern Express Highway and the Western Express Highway. This road skirts the northern boundary of Salsette Island providing scenic views of the Yeoor hills and the Thane creek.

G.B. Road cuts across dense forests which form part of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It also skirts the Vasai Creek for most of its route and overlooks the forest from across the creek. In spite of development encroaching on the forest, much of flora and fauna continue to survive and prosper. Ghodbunder is lined with numerous historical monuments like the Ghodbunder Fort.

G.B. Road has become one of the prime real estate destinations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) due to its infrastructure links. Far-off areas of G.B. Road like Kasarvadavli, Ovala and Bhayanderpada are closely connected to Mira Road Railway Station and Borivali Railway Station, and the road is connected by city buses like BEST (Mumbai City Bus), TMT (Thane Municipal Transport), NMMT (Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport), MBMT (Mira Bhayander Municipal Transport) and VVMT (Vasai Virar City Bus).

Buses connecting Thane, Mulund, Mumbra and Vashi to Borivali Station, Gorai, Vasai, Mira Road, Bhayander, etc. pass through G.B. Road. In a nutshell, G.B. Road has become a satellite town of Thane and Mumbai.[citation needed]

History[edit]

State Highway 42 leads to the historical town of Ghodbunder.

This was once the only road passing by the side of the dense Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and afforded great picturesque view's. Even today, its pass through China Creek is a sought-after location for film shootings. The original name of creek is Chena Creek, but during the course of time it has become China Creek.

Major junctions[edit]

The following roads either emanate from it or are crossed by it. This list has been separated by district and talukas for easy reading.

State District Taluka Distance Location of Junction Junction
Maharashtra Thane Thane 0 km (0 mi) Majiwada[1] National Highway 3
104 km (65 mi) Ghodbunder[2] National Highway 8

Connections[edit]

This highway touches the following important places in its stretch. The list has been separated by district and talukas for easy reading. In each table, the distance of the place from important places in the route are mentioned. In recent years, Thane's city boundaries have expanded to include many villages, hence those villages are now part of thane city residential areas.

Thane District[edit]

Taluka Name Distance
Thane Majiwada Kapurbawdi Manpada Patlipada Kasarwadavli Ghodbunder
Thane Thane city 0 km (0 mi)

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