Eastern Suburbs (Mumbai)
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Precinct of Mumbai
View of Kanjurmarg looking toward the South West
|Wards||L, ME, MW,|
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|• Total||203.3 km2 (78.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||20,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Eastern Suburbs: Population Growth|
Data is based on
Government of India Census.
East Mumbai consists the localities of Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Kurla, Mulund, Nahur, Powai, Vidyavihar and Vikhroli. To the south-east lie the neighborhoods of Chembur, Govandi, Mankhurd, Trombay and Wadala.
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
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 neighbourhoods. 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.
- "Population and Employment profile of Mumbai Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 December 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2010.