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Buildings in Nerul, Mumbai as seen from the Palm Beach Road
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Navi Mumbai|
|Airport||BOM CSIA, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai International Airport(Proposed)|
Nerul is an upmarket[according to whom?] residential and commercial node in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. It consists of more than 50 sectors. Nerul East houses odd sectors while Nerul West includes even sectors. It is one of the biggest, and most populated residential nodes of the city.
Nerul is the second most developed zone of Navi Mumbai after Vashi.[according to whom?]. Nerul along with Seawoods-Darave is one of the most expensive, promising and developing realty locales in the satellite city. Nerul has a huge floating and residential population moving in from South Mumbai and the western suburbs, making it more upmarket by the day.
Nerul however still has parts with an intrinsic rustic feel about it. The estimated population of Nerul is around 10,00,000. Nerul has two railway stations namely Nerul railway station and Seawoods–Darave railway station. About one lakh people travel from Nerul and 50,000 from Seawoods railway station.
- Don Bosco Senior Secondary School
- DAV Public School
- Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology
- Terna Engineering College
- St. Xavier's High School & Junior College of Science
- St. Augustine's High School
- SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce
- Apeejay School
- Mahatma Gandhi Mission Pre-Primary, Primary, High School & Junior College
- Delhi Public School
- SBOA Public School
- D Y Patil University
- Ryan International School
- Presentation Convent School
- Tilak Public School
- S. K. College of Science & Commerce
- Sterling College of Arts, Commerce & Science
- MGM Law College
- ICE College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology[better source needed]
The township, like the rest of Navi Mumbai, is divided into sectors, which are further divided into plots. As such, the address system is more organized and the township easy to navigate compared to central Mumbai, hence minimizing traffic. Nerul, being a planned township, features roads that intersect at right angles.
Auto rickshaws provide the primary means of personal local transportation. Travelling to other nodes by auto rickshaw usually entails the payment of one-and-a-half times the regular meter fare, or some other negotiated fare hike. BEST and NMMT buses serve as a much cheaper means of transport. Buses starting from or passing through Nerul allow passengers direct and fast passage to destinations across Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Panvel and Uran. NMMT AC Volvo buses are available from Nerul to Panvel, Dadar, CST, Mantralaya, Powai, Andheri and Borivali.
Nerul is connected by rail on the Harbour line, part of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. Travelling to destinations across Mumbai by rail often involves taking a train to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). Services from Nerul to Thane has been started some years ago to reduce the crowd at Kurla. There are trans-harbour lines going to & fro from Thane.
The water supply is near constant for 10–11 months annually and the month of May has peak shortages. Occasional shut downs are often short enough to be borne through by the overhead water tanks in many apartments and the central water tower system.
Road maintenance is carried out by the NMMC. Roads in the township are of good quality throughout the year
Place of worship
- Shree Gavdevi temple (Nerul Village)
- Nerul Gurudevagiri Mahadeva Temple
- Shree Hanuman temple (Nerul Village)
- Khandoba Temple (Nerul Village)
- Shree Vithhal Rukhmini Temple (Sarsole Village)
- Murugan (Kartik) Temple
- Jama Masjid
- Little Flower Church
- Nerul Balaji Temple
- Nerul Sri Ayyappa Temple
- Triumphant Bible Church
- St. Thomas JSO Church
- Evangelical Church of India 
- Jhulelal Temple
Nerul is famous for its various sports complexes. Dr. DY Patil Stadium is one such complex which includes a world-class cricket stadium. Some of the DLF IPL matches were held here in the year 2010. There is also Nerul Gymkhana with a lot of facilities for sports. A Golf course is coming up soon in Nerul.
Places to visit
Nerul has many places to visit, for both children as well as adults. There are a number of gardens among which The Rock Garden in Nerul (East) is a very popular spot for people from various age groups. Also, there is an amusement park called the Wonders Park in Nerul (East) close to the Uran road. There is the Parsik Hills.
In Nerul (West) is a hill with temples and church. In Nerul (west) there is Jewel of Navi Mumbai. It's a famous spot for Jogging and walking. Also, there is the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul(East) near the Sion-Panvel Express Highway.
- ICE College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
- "Rock Garden Nerul Timings, Enrty Fees, Reviews & Contact Number". www.babychakra.com.
- "Wonders Park @ Nerul, Navi Mumbai - Review of Wonder Park, Navi Mumbai, India - TripAdvisor". www.tripadvisor.in.
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