Navy Nagar as viewed from Cody
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mumbai South|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Colaba|
Navy Nagar is a cantonment area, established in 1796. The area is owned and managed solely by the Indian Navy and entry to this area is restricted. Entry and exit points to the area are heavily manned by Naval Police and only authorized personnel of the Armed Forces of India are allowed to enter upon producing a unique coded identity card.
It is located at the extreme south of the city, connected to it through Colaba Causeway. Entry is restricted to the area. The area houses the residences of Naval officers and sailors. Within it are enclaved the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the institute which does research in higher sciences and the Indian Meteorological Department office of Colaba. Many important officials of the Indian Navy have been known to reside in the cantonment.
Navy Nagar is maintained by the Navy and the law and order is handled by the Naval Police and Military Police. The area is well maintained and has a large amount of greenery including a 18-hole golf course.
During the British rule, the area was known as Duxbury, and had an airstrip. It was also known to be unsafe as there was a jungle. The Afghan Church was one of the earliest structures built there, and the spire was used by sailors to get their bearing. It is Asia's largest Naval armed forces personnel's residential base.
Within its premises it has four schools:
There is also one school, Kendriya Vidyalaya No 3, located at R.C. Church