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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. 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, and is now home to colleges as well as a number of technology businesses.
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.
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. 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. 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.
CBD Belapur is also important as regards to administrative purpose as many central, state and local government offices are situated here:
- 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)
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.
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.
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|
Belapur is surrounded by greeneryand 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.
Belapur has a variety of options in the nightlife, and it is crowded with lounges of Navi Mumbai. In sector-15 near the Hotel Nimantran they have Rude. 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
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
The office of police commissioner Of Navi Mumbai is at CBD Belapur Sector 10. A police station is also at sector 1.
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