Nepean Sea Road

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Priyadarshini Park, Nepean Sea Road

Nepean Sea Road is an upmarket neighbourhood near Malabar Hill in South Mumbai. The area is named after Sir Evan Nepean, 1st Baronet, a British politician and administrator, and the Governor of Bombay (1812–1819). This road was renamed to Lady Laxmibai Jagmohandas Marg[1] in the 1960s, but as is the case with many other British street names that were renamed, it continues to be referred to as Nepean Sea Road. Nepean Sea Road is one of the costliest area in Mumbai.

The largest Open Green space in Nepean Sea Road is Priyadarshini Park which faces the sea. The Park boasts of an Eight Lane, 400mtr running track with a large football field located in it. The Park also has a natural walking track which is used by hundreds of citizens for their morning and evening walks. There park also has extensive Sports Facilities like Tennis courts, Yoga Hall, Gym & other sport training programs. The plans for a coastal road have been drawn out but has not been put into action because it may destroy the park and result in the cutting down of trees.

The local Residents Association is Nepean Sea Road Citizens Forum, which represents the interests of the citizens & residents of Nepean Sea Road.

Nepean Sea Road contains some of the most expensive apartments in Mumbai as well as one of the most expensive houses in the world, Maheshwari House, which was recently sold to industrialist Sajjan Jindal for Rs. 400 crore. The Consulate General of the Russian Federation is located at 42, Nepean Sea Road.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maximum city: Bombay lost and found". Penguin Books India. 2004. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  2. ^ "JSW Steel owner Sajjan Jindal buys India's costliest house for Rs 400 crore on south Mumbai's Nepean Sea road - Economic Times". Articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2012-05-28.