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CBD Belapur
Business District of Navi Mumbai
CBD Belapur is located in Mumbai
CBD Belapur
CBD Belapur
Coordinates: 19°1′1″N 73°2′22″E / 19.01694°N 73.03944°E / 19.01694; 73.03944
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictThane
Government
 • BodyNavi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and CIDCO
Telephone code022
Vehicle registrationMH-43
Civic agencyNMMC and CIDCO
Exit sign for CBD Belapur on Sion Panvel Highway

The Central Business District of Belapur (C.B.D Belapur) is a upmarket node of Navi Mumbai. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation is headquartered in Belapur. The Reserve Bank of India maintains a branch office at CBD Belapur. This area is one of the fastest developing regions in Navi Mumbai in terms of new residential and commercial construction projects.[citation needed] CBD Belapur is connected to other parts of Mumbai through railways, BEST & NMMT buses. It had a ferry service for traveling to Elephanta caves from Sector-11.

CBD Belapur is a Central Business District of Mumbai Metropolitan Region after Vashi, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Nariman Point and Worli.

CBD Belapur has been growing since the 1990s,[citation needed] and is now home to colleges as well as a number of technology businesses.

History

A view of Belapur Creek

The area near Belapur was under Portuguese rule around 1560, before it was captured by the Siddis of Janjira. In those days, the town was called Belawal by the locals, and Sambayo or Shabaz by the Portuguese. In 1682, the Portuguese recaptured Shabaz, only to lose it to the Marathas in 1733. In 1817, the British East India Company captured the area from the Marathas. It is the southernmost town in the Thane district as well as the Thane taluka.

Economy

CBD Belapur houses several economic and government administrative and private companies' offices (including government offices and banks). Konkan Bhavan building houses several state government offices, like the Director of Town Planning and Public Works Department. The CGO Complex (Central Government Office) has offices of Chief Commissioner of Central Exice, Special Crime Branch, MTNL and Court. Other government offices include Cotton Corporation of India Ltd and the headquarters of Konkan Railway.

The Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Industrial Development Bank of India Limited (IDBI) and other nationalised banks have their presence here.

CBD Belapur is home to several call centres, including ChoiceConnex, Wipro BPO, Kaizen and SilkRoot. Belapur also has a Corporate office of India's leading staffing company Calibehr Business Support Service Pvt Ltd. ChoiceConnex specialises in out-bound sales for US, Australia and UAE and has started domestic operations as well.[citation needed] It has markets for local population in sectors 3, 4, 5 & 6. It has M.G.M. Hospital which covers the local population's medical need with a new charitable hospital, Acharyashri Nanesh Hospital, situated in the artist village within Belapur. It has a number of restaurants and recreational grounds such as Sunil Gavaskar Maidan. International Technology Centre at the CBD Belapur railway station complex was built by CIDCO as an Infotech hub.

Administrative offices

CBD Belapur is also important as regards to administrative purpose as many central, state and local government offices are situated here:

Konkan Bhavan

Transport

CBD belapur is going to be connected soon by the new international airport, Navi Mumbai International Airport(NMIA). CBD Belapur is accessible from other parts of Navi Mumbai and from Mumbai by road and rail transport facilities. Belapur railway station lies on the harbour line and Sion Panvel Highway passes through this node. Palm Beach Marg connects CBD Belapur directly with Vashi. Railway service is up to Panvel.

Belapur Railway Station
Buses at the CBD Belapur bus station

BEST buses are available from CBD Belapur to Vashi, Chembur, Sion, Bandra, Ghatkopar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. NMMT AC and Non-AC buses are available from CBD Belapur to Vashi, Thane, Dombivli, Kalyan, Uran, Ulwe, Taloja, Kalamboli, Panvel, Khopoli, Chembur, Sion, Bandra, Nariman Point, Powai and Borivali. Auto rickshaws is the primary mode of transport within the node owing the small area occupied by the node.[citation needed] Metro is going to start in Belapur from Belapur to Taloja

NMMT Routes in CBD Belapur

NMMT AC 16 Belapur Rly Stn to Nhava Village
NMMT AC 21 Vashi (Sector 07) Bus Stn to Artist Colony (CBD) Via Nerul (E)
NMMT AC 22 Vashi (Sector 07) Bus Stn to Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar) Via Nerul (W)
NMMT AC 23 Artist Colony (CBD) to Kharkopar Rly Stn (Ulwe)
NMMT AC 24 Panvel Rly Stn (W) to Thane (Cidco) Bus Stn
NMMT 30 Kalamboli (Roadpali) to Uran
NMMT AC 44 Belapur Rly Stn to Dombivli Rly Stn (W) Via Turbhe Naka
NMMT 47 Belapur Rly Stn to Badlapur Via Taloja MIDC
NMMT 48 Belapur Rly Stn to Rasayani / Vashivali Village Via Dandphata
NMMT 49 Belapur Rly Stn to Karjat Bus Stn
NMMT 50 Kopar Khairane Bus Stn to Panvel Rly Stn (W)
NMMT AC 52 Belapur Rly Stn to Taloja Phase 2 Via Kharghar
NMMT AC 55 Ghansoli Depot to Taloja Phase 1 Via Kharghar
NMMT 58 Belapur Rly Stn to Khopoli Bus Stn
NMMT AC 61 Belapur Rly Stn to Kalyan Rly Stn (W) Via Turbhe Naka
NMMT 71 Belapur Rly Stn to Kalyan Rly Stn (W) Via Taloja MIDC
NMMT AC 105 Panvel Rly Stn (W) to Bandra Rly Stn (W)
NMMT AC 106 Panvel Rly Stn (W) to World Trade Centre Via Freeway
NMMT AC 107 CBD Belapur Bus Stn to World Trade Centre Via Freeway
NMMT AC 110 Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar) to World Trade Centre Via Freeway
NMMT AC 125 Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar) to Borivali Rly Stn (E) Via Eastern Express Highway

BEST Routes in CBD Belapur

BEST 504 Deonar Depot to Jalvayu Vihar (Kharghar)
BEST C-505 Bandra Depot to CBD Belapur Bus Stn
BEST C-53 Ghatkopar Depot to Kalamboli Bus Stn
BEST C-55 Bandra Depot to CBD Belapur Bus Stn Via BKC
BEST S-105 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Kharghar Sector 35 Via BKC
BEST S-114 Maker City (BKC) to Kharghar Sector 35
BEST S-116 Marol Depot to Kharghar Sector 35
BEST S-117 Marol Depot to NMMC Head Office (Belapur)

Nature

Belapur is surrounded by greenery[1] and it is much more organized than other parts of Navi Mumbai.[clarification needed] There are a couple of waterfalls situated in sector 8B, where people come for trekking and nature trails. This area is called Artist Colony where you will find amazing natural space to chill out with your dear ones near waterfalls and pond. There are other open spaces in and around Belapur such as Mango garden, Belapur Jetty, Belapur Fort, Parsik Hills and much more to explore around Nerul and Kharghar as well.[citation needed]

Nightlife

Belapur has a variety of options in the nightlife and it is crowded with lounges of Navi Mumbai. It has the largest no. of high end restaurants than any other node of Navi Mumbai.[citation needed] Belapur is famous for TLS (Tales OF Tavern) Night Club and Lounge

Law and order

The office of police commissioner Of Navi Mumbai is at CBD Belapur Sector 10. Main Police Station is at sector 1A

Other business districts of Mumbai

References

  1. ^ Anesha George (13 August 2016). "Check-out these secret monsoon havens, right here in Mumbai". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 October 2017.