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Panvel Suburb Railway Terminus.
|Founded by||City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO)|
|• Total||24 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3.52 m (11.55 ft)|
|• Total||3.5 Lakhs|
|• Density||15,644/km2 (40,520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||MH 46/ MH 43|
|Civic agency||City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra|
|Climate||Humid, Monsoon (Köppen)|
New Panvel is a node in the Navi Mumbai city. New Panvel is developed on Marshy land. New Panvel is residential as well as commercial node in the city Navi Mumbai. New Panvel is divided into two parts: New Panvel (E) and New Panvel (W). Major commercial activities are present in sectors 15 to 19 of east just outside of railway station. Panvel is also known as the gateway of Konkan region. It is just after the Thane district border. Panvel is the starting point of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
Panvel is situated on the banks of Panvel Creek.
The development and maintenance authority of New Panvel is City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO).
New Panvel is developed, administered, and maintained by CIDCO.
New Panvel is strategically located on the eastern side of the Mumbai-Bangalore National Highway and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. It is well connected to rest of India by road and railway.
New Panvel is divided in two parts – New Panvel East and New Panvel West (actually called Old Panvel). They have 23 and 19 sectors respectively.
New Panvel is just adjacent to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport. A Reliance SEZ is also coming up in the vicinity. It has a number of schools, colleges and hospitals to meet the needs of its residents.
Panvel is surrounded by some major Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) managed regions like Patalganga, Taloja, Nagothane, Roha, Khopoli. Some of the Indian industry majors like Larsen & Toubro Limited, Reliance, Hindustan Organics Chemicals Ltd., ONGC, IPCL are based around Panvel providing mass employment. The JNPT port is also located near Panvel. New SEZ declared by government are coming around Panvel.
Mega City Project
Mumbai’s satellite mega city, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai, which has gained prominence with the recent Cabinet approval for a green-field world-class airport, is witnessing hectic construction activity with India’s biggest developers launching their showpiece projects in and around this mega city.
New Panvel - Navi Mumbai, the only Indian mega city to be featured on National Geographic Channel’s ‘Super Cities of the World’ series, is finally emerging out of the shadows.
New Panvel, Navi Mumbai (and its fringes) is set to become a major education and IT hub, dotted with several universities and IT Parks. In addition, one of the biggest projects here is the upcoming Gulf Finance House Economic Development Zone - slated to house 140,000 residents, generating direct employment for 250,000 people and indirect employment for as many as 750,000.
State Government approved Panvel Mega City Project to be implemented by MMRDA. The city will have three parts viz. Energy City, Information Technology and Telecom City, and Entertainment City. The project is expected to create employment for 7.5 lakhs people. The first phase is expected to be complete by 2014 while the entire project will be ready by 2020.
Tourist places around Panvel
Between Pen and Panvel lies the Karnala fort. At the bottom of the fort there is a bird sanctuary. Karnala is 65 km away from Mumbai, 120 km away from Pune and 13 km away from Panvel. The sanctuary is around 25 m above mean sea level, while the fort itself is 370 m above mean sea level. Maharashtra government declared this 4.5 km region as the bird sanctuary in 1968-69. Rich with natural habitats for various kinds of birds, in the sanctuary one can find around 150 species of birds. One can watch for red vented Bulbul, Indian grey Hornbill, Owl, Paradise Fly Catcher. Panvel is also famous for watermelon.
Bet El Synagogue: The one of the only synagogue in the Panvel is one of the most well known religious place where both Jews and Non Jews do visit, is today's well known tourist place and is the part of the Indian heritage and tourist place.
Two of the eight Ashtavinayak temples of the Ganesha are close to Panvel, Ballaleshwar at (Pali) and Varadvinayak at Mahad near Khopoli. There is a NMMT bus no. 58 from Vashi to Khopoli which halts at Mahad.
Panvel is an important junction point as many major highways meet and pass through the city. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Sion-Panvel Expressway, NH 4B and NH 17 start from here while NH 4 passes through Panvel. The proposed SH 54 from Panvel to bhimashankar will boost connectivity till Chakan.Roads of New Panvel are maintained by CIDCO while those in old Panvel by PMC. New Panvel, being developed by CIDCO, has well planned and wide lane major roads and even the arterial roads are of two lanes. Old Panvel has relatively less maintained roads which are very congested due to lack of planning on part of the PMC.
The new Navi Mumbai International Airport, which is to come up around the Panvel-Kopra area, would be built through public-private partnership (PPP) — with private sector partner getting 74% equity while Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Maharashtra government through CIDCO holding 13% each. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has already given techno-feasibility clearance to the Navi Mumbai airport and central cabinet has cleared it. The project is at global tendering stage.
Panvel railway station is one of the most important junctions on the Konkan Railway. Harbour line from Mumbai CST, central line from Diva / Karjat, western freight corridor from JNPT and the konkan railway line from Mangalore meet at Panvel. Panvel railway station comes under Mumbai division of central railway. Panvel is the terminating station of Mumbai railway's harbour line. Also, Konkan railway connecting Mumbai to south India passes through Panvel. Platforms 1,2,3 & 4 are for suburban trains while platforms 5,6 & 7 are for main line trains. Panvel is very busiest railway station in Navi Mumbai. 9 pairs of daily express trains, 13 pairs of non-daily express trains and 12 daily commuter (passenger) trains stop here. Also, the Ernakulam-Nizamuddin Duronto has a technical halt at Panvel for crew change, refuelling and catering. In addition, Panvel handles 116 suburban trains which go to destinations Mumbai CST, Wadala Road, Andheri and Thane. The station also handles a sizeable amount of freight trains. Panvel is a very major station and is considered equivalent to Mumbai for trains which skip Mumbai. The trains run on diesel traction and alternating current (the tracks to konkan are not electrified south of Panvel), and Panvel is a refueling point for their locomotives. In addition to refueling, Panvel has a huge number of parcel bookings, and most trains stop for periods varying from 5 minutes to 20 minutes for technical purposes. Panvel also handles crew and locomotive change for long distance passenger / freight trains. Panvel railway station also has siding for suburbs trains located in New Panvel (W) and for locomotives in New Panvel (E). There are two railway stations in the node. First one is located in Sector 17 of New Panvel (E) and second is located in sector 17 of New Panvel (W) named Khandeshwar. With the upcoming Indiabulls Greens in Somathane local railway is set for an extension till Roha
There are two main bus stands in Panvel - ST stand on the national highway & NMMT stand near railway station. The ST buses are available from Panvel to Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Badlapur, Dadar, Uran as well as beyond city. NMMT buses are available from Panvel to Mumbai, Thane, and other parts of Navi Mumbai.
|NMMT||24||New Panvel Bus Stn to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)|
|NMMT||50||Kopar Khairane Bus Stn to Panvel Rly Stn|
|NMMT||58||Vashi Bus Stn to Khopoli|
|NMMT||59||New Panvel to Ghansoli|
|NMMT||111 AC||New Panvel to Dadar|
- Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, New Panvel (W) 
- Pillai's College of Architecture (PiCA) - New Panvel (E)
- Pillai's College of Arts, Science and Commerce - New Panvel (E)
- Pillai's Institute of Information Technology Engineering, Media Studies & Research - New Panvel (E)
- Pillai's Institute of Management Studies & Research (PIMSR) - New Panvel (E)
- Pillai's Polytechnic - New Panvel (E)
- Pillai's Research Institute - New Panvel (E)
- Pillai's Institute of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies and Research, New Panvel (E) 
- Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research (PIMSR), New Panvel (E) 
- Mahatma School of Academics and Sports - New Panvel (W)
- Changu Kana Thakur College Of Arts, Science, and Commerce, New Panvel (E)
- ST JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, New Panvel (E).
- DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL, New Panvel (E)
- Ryan International School, New Panvel (W).
- St. Xavier's High School, New Panvel (E).
- New Horizon Public School, New Panvel (E).
- Mahatma School, Khanda Colony
- S.E.S's K.A.Banthiya High School, New Panvel (E)
- The Gazetters Department: Panvel
- The Complete Rising Panvel.
- Local Guide to New Panvel. Very informative site. Includes Maps, YellowPages, Forum, Events, Photos, Polls, Clubs and More
- CST-Panvel Harbour Line Train timetable