Navi Mumbai is widely considered an entry point to Mumbai.Its location and infrastructure coupled up with affordable housing and low pollution makes Navi Mumbai the most preferred choice for new immigrants coming from in and out of Maharashtra seeking good living conditions outside Mumbai, despite facing daily hardship in these living conditions.
Navi Mumbai is situated across two districts namely Thane and Raigad.
The remaining newly developed and developing nodes in the Raigad district are administered by the CIDCO.
Though Mumbai can feel chaotic and crowded, there are peaceful moments to be found here.
Nibble a paper cone of bhelpuri while you stroll the sands of Chowpatty Beach.
A phenomenal rate of urban growth has been experienced by India during the 25 years following independence and Bombay has had its due share in it.
The population of Greater Bombay rose from 2.966 millions in 1951 to 4.152 millions in 1961 and to 5.970 millions in 1971, registering 40.0 and 43.80 per cent growths during the first and second decades respectively.
Various MNCs like Siemens, Mc Donald's, Bureau Veritas, Bizerba and Larsen & Toubro have their offices/branches across the city making it an active business hub.
Navi Mumbai also has various recreational facilities such as the golf course, central park and Pandavkada water falls in Kharghar, Parsik Hill near Mahape, Wonders park in Nerul, mini seashore or Sagar Vihar in Vashi, Pirwad and Mankeshwar Beach in Uran and several other public places like gardens and jogging tracks.
The group felt that the bridge would accelerate development across the Creek, relieve pressure on the city’s railways and roadways, and draw away industrial and residential concentrations eastward to the mainland. Gadgil, then Director of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Poona was formed and asked “to formulate broad principles of regional planning for the metropolitan regions of Bombay Panvel and Poona and to make recommendations for the establishment of Metropolitan Authorities for preparation and execution of such plans”.
The Group hoped that the eastward development would be orderly and would take place in a planned manner. The Gadgil Committee inter-alia made two important recommendations which have influenced the planning for Navi Mumbai.
These multi-nucleated settlements are called nodes in the plan, where the entire development is proposed as a series of nodes strung out along mass transit area. The Draft Regional Plan of the Board was finalised in January 1970.