Eastern Suburbs (Mumbai)

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East Mumbai
Precinct of Mumbai city
View of Kanjurmarg looking toward the South West
Location of East Mumbai
Coordinates (Kanjurmarg): 19°08′N 72°56′E / 19.13°N 72.94°E / 19.13; 72.94
Country India
State Maharashtra
City Mumbai
Wards L, ME, MW,
N, S, T
 • Total 203.3 km2 (78.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,160,000
 • Density 20,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Eastern Suburbs: Population Growth 
Census Pop.
1971 1,194,710
1981 2,100,220 75.8%
1991 2,803,030 33.5%
2001 3,491,890 24.6%
Est. 2011 4,160,000 19.1%
Source: MMRDA[1]
Data is based on
Government of India Census.

East Mumbai consist the localities of Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Kurla, Powai, Vidyavihar and Vikhroli. To the south-east lie the neighborhoods of Chembur, Govandi, Mankhurd and Trombay.


The city of Mumbai lies on Salsette Island. The long thinner protruding landmass just across the Mithi river is the oldest part of the city. This region is called South Mumbai. The area just north of Mithi river is called West Mumbai and the area that lies to the east of the airport is called East Mumbai. North Mumbai is further upwards just across the JVLR which is primarily a residential part of the city



East Mumbai is served by the Central Line. With the exception of Powai, each of the neighborhoods has a railway station. Kurla is an interchange point for the Harbour Line.


The Eastern Express Highway (EEH) is a major road the runs along the border of East Mumbai.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg (LBS Marg) is a 21 km long, major arterial road in the East Mumbai.LBS Marg connects the neighbouring city of Thane with the neigborhood of Sion in Mumbai.

However, connectivity from the Western part of the city is poor. The Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road, Jogeshwari - Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) and the Andheri-Kurla Road are the major road links between the Eastern and Western neighbohoods. Santa Cruz – Chembur Link Road (SCLR) which was completed in April 2014 links Santa Cruz to Chembur.

Bus services are provided by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). There are bus depots at Ghatkopar, Mulund and Vikhroli.

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