Highways to Life – Housing on Mumbai’s Western Express Highway

By Accommodation Times Bureau

PICAshutosh Limaye, National Director – Research, JLL India

The lifeline of Mumbai has always been the suburban train network with local trains supporting more than 7.5 million commuters daily. However, due to immense overcrowding in local trains, the highway in the upmarket western suburbs is a viable commuting alternative for office goers. Proximity to the highway has become the pièce de résistance for housing in a city where distance is measured not in kilometres, but in time. As a result, the Andheri East-Jogeshwari East corridor, adjoining the highway has become one of the most popular house-hunting destinations in Maximum City.

When completed, the metro line will provide connectivity among the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar) and the proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli). With an eye on the highway and the upcoming Metro Line 7 (16.75 km elevated corridor with 13 stations from Andheri East to Dahisar East), many developers have launched projects adjacent to the highway in recent years, including:

• Omkar’s Alta Monte (Malad)
• Oberoi Realty’s Sky City (Borivali East)
• Oberoi Esquire (Goregaon East)
• Joy and Sayla Realtor’s Callista (Andheri East), and
• A&O Realty’s Palazzio (Jogeshwari East)

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