Saki Naka

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Sakinaka is a neighborhood in the Andheri east suburb of Mumbai, India. It gets its name from the important road junction on the Andheri - Kurla Road connecting the eastern and western suburbs of the city. An erstwhile industrial area, it is rapidly developing into a prime business district with various call centers and commercial offices due to its improved connectivity and close proximity to Mumbai Airport.


Saki Naka is notorious for its road traffic with incessant traffic at the main junction as it was primarily an industrial area of Mumbai. Saki Naka caters to a large number of manufacturing and industrial units. Ansa Industrial complex on the Saki - Vihar Road has been a landmark industrial premises catering to the manufacturing sector. However, of late, most of the heavy industries are moving out and are being replaced by the services sector namely banks and call centers. The upcoming Times Square commercial complex promises to be one of the largest commercial complexes in Mumbai. Other commercial sites include Sagar Tech Plaza, Saki Vihar complex, and Marwah Center. Residential complexes such as Sagar Heights, Akruti Orchid Park and DSK Madhuban are slowly turning Saki Naka into a residential locality. Gajanan Estate is one of the oldest societies. Saki Naka is slowly developing a night life. Hotel Sudarshan and Chakra are landmark restaurants. Other restaurants include McDonalds, Pop Tates and Curry Twist. Hotel Peninsula Grand is an 81-room tourist hotel and the newly opened hotel Holiday Inn, a five-star hotel.

Future Development[edit]

The city's first elevated metro line, Mumbai Metro's line one passes through this neighborhood and will have a station to the east of Sakinaka junction.[1] The metro service will reduce the traffic congestion on the streets below. Civic infrastructure struggles to keep up with Sakinaka's commercial boom. Vehicular traffic is high throughout the day.[2] Pedestrian sidewalks are non-existent on some roads, and those that exist are heavily encroached by hawkers.

Sakinaka has vast areas of open real estate awaiting exploitation by the real estate community.


  1. ^ "Metro Rail public info centre opens today". 26 October 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Saki Naka traffic to stay off-track until Metro reaches destination". Times of India. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2012.