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Chembur at a glance

September 17, 2010

Chembur is one of the oldest residential localities in the Eastern part of Mumbai and is situated 22 km north east of Churchgate.

Chembur’s traditional attractions are NG Acharya Garden or Diamond Garden, Sandu Garden and Pestom Garden.The Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) is spread across 85 acres and is the oldest and the most prestigious golf club in Chembur. Chembur has one of the best clubs for entertainment and family fun which is the Acre’s Club. It also has several gymkhanas like the Chedda Nagar Gymkhana and the Chembur Gymkhana. Chembur is a calm and quiet locality with ample open spaces.
Chembur, being centrally located, is well connected to roads that lead to Navi Mumbai, Ghatkopar, Sion, Kurla, Mulund, Mankhurd, Panvel and Thane.

Over the past few years, Chembur has witnessed a great deal of development. As a result of which perceptions of Chembur have begun to change, especially within the youth and them having more options with respect to recreational activities.

Chembur, as a place, has a large variety of eateries as well, that offer food ranging from food that you get on the street to high end fine dining restaurants. Geeta Bhavan(for South Indian Thali) and Sadguru (for Pav Bhaji and Juices) are the two very well known restaurants which are still patronized by all classes of people from Chembur. Newer restaurants like Grand Central, Orchids, Jewel of Chembur (La Cafe), Ornaments, Celebrations, Oceanic have brought in variety and gourmet food. These, along with Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Tastings, Naturals, Baskin-Robbins, Domino’s and Smokin Joes cater to the younger generation.

Shopaholics in Chembur can satisfy themselves with Shoppers Stop, Sahakari Bhandar and Apna Bazaar which are some of the multi-product stores in Chembur. Akbarally’s has one of their oldest stores near Chembur Naka. K Star Mall is a shopping centre that has been launched recently in the Diamond Garden area. Tata have also recently opened a Tanishq showroom in Chembur.

In the last few years, Chembur has been growing not only in terms of real estate development but has benefited immensely from infrastructure development. The landscape of Chembur has transformed from bungalows and two & three-storey buildings to multi-storey towers with spacious flats and planned layouts. Chembur will witness India’s first monorail system, which is scheduled to be completed by December 2011. It will cover a 20km stretch between Jacob Circle and Chembur with 30 trains of 4 coaches each. Another Infrastructure first in India is the 1st double-deck bridge. The Santacruz-Chembur Link Road is one of the two East-West corridors being built under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project. The six-lane, six-storey-high bridge, to start at Santacruz in the west and end at Chembur in the east, will be an engineering feat, and a vital link between the western to eastern suburbs potentially cutting travel time between the two ends from the current two hours to a mere 17 minutes.

These recent developments have contributed significantly to the overall growth of the region making Chembur self sufficient and one of, if not the most, sought after destination in the central suburb.

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