The Oberoi Mall and Commerz tower (Westin Hotel), Goregaon, Mumbai.
|• Body||Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha Constituency||Mumbai North West (Lok Sabha constituency)|
|Vidhan Sabha Constituency||Goregaon (covers western part of the suburb) |
Dindoshi (covers eastern part of the suburb)
Goregaon is a suburb in the Mumbai city, in the Mumbai Suburban district of India. It is a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Line. An extension of the Harbour Line has been completed in 2018.
Goregaon Railway Station is the transport hub of Goregaon. The station, which currently has seven platforms,goregaon has two new platforms for harbourline, is being expanded as a part of the Harbour Line extension (under MUTP 2) from Andheri. The expansion, involving two additional platforms and an elevated deck with passenger amenities (on the western side of the existing station) has been completed in 2018.
A recently constructed sky walk connects one of the foot-over-bridges to S. V. Road near Citi Centre, a shopping complex near the M. G. Road junction. BEST has bus stations on both western as well as eastern side of the railway station. Goregaon Depot, however, is located away from the railway station, on the Link Road. The link road has seen an increase in the traffic off late after the commencement of the Mumbai Metro construction work.
Now there is a new flyover bridge at Ram Mandir road connecting Goregaon West and East.Also Ram Mandir railway station is operational since December 2016. The next important transport project for Goregaon will be the GMLR (Goregaon Mulund Link Road) which will be a 5km underground road consisting of two tunnels each having three lanes. This road will link Goregaon to Bhandup.
Nature and conservation
Goregaon bounds Sanjay Gandhi National Park from the south-western side and is home to the Conservation Education Centre (CEC) run by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). The area is home to a diverse flora and fauna.
Recent 'development' on the eastern side has led to a huge amount of deforestation. Leopard sightings and even the occasional attacks are not very rare- and not just in the hamlets inside the Aarey Milk Colony but also in large residential colonies like Nagari Nivara Parishad. Rampant construction in the last decade by builders like Oberoi on green areas has, without a doubt, had a severe impact on local biodiveristy.
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