Eastern Suburbs (Mumbai)

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Eastern Suburbs
Precinct of Greater Mumbai
Kanjurmarg
View of Kanjurmarg looking toward the South West
The Eastern Suburbs precinct is shown in pink
The Eastern Suburbs precinct is shown in pink
Coordinates (Kanjurmarg): 19°08′N 72°56′E / 19.13°N 72.94°E / 19.13; 72.94
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
Metro Mumbai
Wards L, ME, MW,
N, S, T
Area
 • 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 [1] 19.1%
Source: MMRDA[2]
Data is based on
Government of India Census.

The Eastern Suburbs (or Central Suburbs) is the eastern precinct of the city of Mumbai, India. The Eastern Suburbs are also known as the Central Suburbs because the area is served by the Central Line. The Eastern Suburbs consist of Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Kurla, Mulund, Nahur, Powai, Vidyavihar and Vikhroli. To the south-east lie the suburbs of Chembur, Govandi, Mankhurd and Trombay. These suburbs are sometimes not considered as part of the Eastern Suburbs and are often referred to as the Harbour Suburbs.

Division[edit]

The city of Mumbai lies on Salsette Island. Administratively it has two official divisions: Mumbai City district and Mumbai Suburban district. Mumbai City district consists of the southernmost part of Salsette Island. This region is called South Mumbai. The western part of Mumbai Suburban district (to the west of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) is called the Western Suburbs and the eastern part of the district is called the Eastern Suburbs.

The northernmost portion of the island which is outside Mumbai city limits, lies in Thane District.

South Mumbai, the Western suburbs and the Eastern Suburbs are not officially defined divisions of Mumbai and as such different people may include different areas in each division. This article uses the most popular divisions.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

The Eastern Suburbs is served by the Central Line. With the exception of Powai, each of the suburbs has a railway station. Chembur Mahul village is also an interchange point for the Harbour Line.

Road[edit]

The Eastern Express Highway (EEH) is a major road in the Eastern Suburbs.

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

However, connectivity from the Western Suburbs 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 Suburbs. Santa Cruz – Chembur Link Road (SCLR) is currently under construction in Mumbai that will link the suburb of 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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