CBD Belapur

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CBD Belapur
Business District
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CBD Belapur is located in Mumbai
CBD Belapur
CBD Belapur
Coordinates: 19°1′1″N 73°2′22″E / 19.01694°N 73.03944°E / 19.01694; 73.03944Coordinates: 19°1′1″N 73°2′22″E / 19.01694°N 73.03944°E / 19.01694; 73.03944
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Government
 • Body CIDCO
Telephone code 022
Vehicle registration MH-43
Civic agency CIDCO
Exit sign for CBD Belapur on Sion Panvel Highway

The Central Business District of Belapur (C.B.D Belapur) is a node of Navi Mumbai. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation is headquartered in Belapur. The Reserve Bank of India maintains a branch office at CBD Belapur. This area is one of the fastest developing region in Navi Mumbai in terms of new residential and commercial construction projects.[citation needed] CBD Belapur is connected to other parts of Mumbai through railways, BEST & NMMT buses. It had a ferry service for traveling to Elephanta caves from Sector-11.

CBD Belapur is a chief business district of Mumbai after Vashi, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Nariman Point and Worli.

CBD Belapur has been growing since the 1990s,[citation needed] and is now home to colleges as well as a number of technology businesses.

History[edit]

A view of Belapur Creek

The area near Belapur was under Portuguese rule around 1560, before it was captured by the Siddis of Janjira. In those days, the town was called Belawal by the locals, and Sambayo or Shabaz by the Portuguese. In 1682, the Portuguese recaptured Shabaz, only to lose it to the Marathas in 1733. In 1817, the British East India Company captured the area from the Marathas. It is the southernmost town in the Thane district as well as the Thane taluka.

Economy[edit]

CBD Belapur houses several economic and government administrative and private companies' offices (including government offices and banks). Konkan Bhavan building houses several state government offices, like the Director of Town Planning and Public Works Department. The CGO Complex (Central Government Office) has offices of Chief Commissioner of Central Exice, Special Crime Branch, MTNL and Court. Other government offices include Cotton Corporation of India Ltd and the headquarters of Konkan Railway.

The Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Industrial Development Bank of India Limited (IDBI) and other nationalised banks have their presence here.

CBD Belapur is home to several call centres, including ChoiceConnex, Wipro BPO, Kaizen and SilkRoot. ChoiceConnex specialises in out-bound sales for US, Australia and UAE and has started domestic operations as well.[citation needed] It has markets for local population in sectors 3, 4, 5 & 6. It has M.G.M. Hospital which covers the local population's medical needs.[citation needed] A new charitable hospital, Acharyashri Nanesh Hospital, is scheduled to open[when?] in the artist village within Belapur. It has a number of restaurants and recreational grounds such as Sunil Gavaskar Maidan. International Technology Centre at the CBD Belapur railway station complex was built by CIDCO as an Infotech hub.

Administrative offices[edit]

CBD Belapur is also important as regards to administrative purpose as many central, state and local government offices are situated here:

Konkan Bhavan
  • Konkan Bhavan (State)
  • CGO (Central Government Offices Complex)
  • NMMC (Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation)
  • CIDCO Bhavan ( Head office of Navi Mumbai City and Industrial Dev. Company)

Transport[edit]

CBD Belapur is accessible from other parts of Navi Mumbai and from Mumbai by road and rail transport facilities. Belapur railway station lies on the harbour line and Sion Panvel Highway passes through this node. Palm Beach Marg connects CBD Belapur directly with Vashi. Railway service is up to Panvel.

Belapur Railway Station
Buses at the CBD Belapur bus station

BEST buses are available from CBD Belapur to Vashi, Chembur, Sion, Dadar, Bandra and Ghatkopar. NMMT buses are available from CBD Belapur to Vashi, Thane, Dombivali, Kalyan, Badlapur, Uran, Taloja and Panvel. NMMT AC Volvo buses are available from CBD Belapur to Vashi, Panvel, Chembur, Sion, Dadar, Bandra and Borivali. Auto rickshaws is the primary mode of transport within the node owing the small area occupied by the node.[citation needed]


NMMT Routes in CBD Belapur

NMMT 19 Kopar Khairane Bus Stn to CBD Belapur Bus Stn Via Sarsole
NMMT 21 Ghansoli Depot to Artist Colony (CBD) Via Nerul (E)
NMMT 22 Vashi Sec 06 Bus Stn to CBD Belapur Bus Stn Via Nerul (W)
NMMT 23 CBD Belapur Bus Stn to Ramshet Thakur Stadium (Ulwe)
NMMT 24 New Panvel Rly Stn to Thane Rly Stn (W)
NMMT 25 Artist Colony (CBD) to DY Patil College (Nerul LP)
NMMT 29 CBD Belapur Bus Stn to Thane Rly Stn (W) Via Nerul (E)
NMMT 30 Kalamboli Bus Stn to Uran
NMMT 38 CBD Belapur Bus Stn to Nerul Rly Stn (E) Via Parsik Hill
NMMT 44 CBD Belapur Rly Stn to Dombivali Rly Stn (W)
NMMT 45 CBD Belapur Rly Stn to Vastu Vihar (Kharghar)
NMMT 50 Kopar Khairane Bus Stn to Panvel Rly Stn
NMMT 52 CBD Belapur Rly Stn to Pethali Village (Taloja) Via Kharghar
NMMT 55 Ghansoli Depot to Pethali Village (Taloja) Via Kharghar
NMMT 71 CBD Belapur Rly Stn to Kalyan Rly Stn (W) Via Taloja MIDC
NMMT 103 Panvel Rly Stn to Dadar (Hindmata)
NMMT AC 103 Panvel Rly Stn to Dadar (Hindmata)
NMMT AC 105 CBD Belapur Bus Stn to Bandra Bus Stn
NMMT AC 110 Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar) to World Trade Centre Via Eastern Freeway
NMMT AC 123 Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar) to Borivali Rly Stn (E)
NMMT AC 125 Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar) to Borivali Rly Stn (E) Via Eastern Express Highway


BEST Routes in CBD Belapur

BEST 504 Wadala Depot to Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar)
BEST 505 Bandra Depot to CBD Belapur Bus Stn
BEST C-53 Ghatkopar Depot to Kalamboli Bus Stn
BEST C-55 Bandra Depot to CBD Belapur Bus Stn Via BKC

Nature[edit]

Belapur is surrounded by greenery[1]and it is much more organized than other parts of Navi Mumbai.[clarification needed] There are a couple of waterfalls situated in sector 8B, where people come for treking and nature trails. There are other open spaces in and around Belapur.[citation needed]

Nightlife[edit]

Belapur has a variety of options in the nightlife, and it is crowded with lounges of Navi Mumbai.[citation needed] In sector-15 near the Hotel Nimantran they have Rude.[citation needed] There are new cafes which have open up like Roasted bean cafe, The Vintage Cafe, The Smoque Cafe and if you are a Tea lover then you should try Chaai Centre.

Shopping and Eating[edit]

For sports enthusiast Decathlon one of the leading sports outlets has come up with its store in Sector-15 of Belapur which is surrounded by Stores like Nike, Adidas, Woodland & one of the world famous fast food chains i.e. Mc Donald's & Burger King.

Law and order[edit]

The office of police commissioner Of Navi Mumbai is at CBD Belapur Sector 10. A police station is also at sector 1.

Other business districts of Mumbai[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anesha George (13 August 2016). "Check-out these secret monsoon havens, right here in Mumbai". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 October 2017.