With increasing migration, skyrocketing real estate prices, demand for better living space and a pressing need for community living, every metro city needs a twin or sister city to thrive. Building a new micro-market not only provides a cushion for an ever-growing pressure on the infrastructure of the metro city but also makes life easy for the city dwellers.
Developing a micro-market needs more than planning and building facilities. Low property prices and the availability of green and open spaces are amongst the key factors that attract home buyers to consider investing in the region. However, what seals the deal on investment is the ongoing infrastructural development and connectivity that connects these markets/areas to the main city. And one such market is the Kalyan – Dombivli region in Mumbai. The region has been witnessing a swift and steady growth since last few years. More so, smart cities like Palava, developed by Lodha Group, are redefining this micro-market with neighbourhoods providing world-class lifestyle and the growing entertainment and commercial spaces.
Spread across 4500 acres, Palava is strategically located between Kalyan, Thane and Navi Mumbai. The smart city is well-connected through rail and road network which currently makes it a favourite amongst the people looking to invest or stay in the KDMC region. Wide roads, shuttle buses and proximity to economic hubs is what draws people from different parts of Mumbai to Palava. And with the upcoming multi-transport infrastructure projects, it will soon be one of the best connected residential and commercial project.
Recently, Lodha Group has started construction of a new six-lane road called Central Avenue with an entrance on Kalyan-Shil road. This wide junction-free road will bring all the existing and upcoming projects in Palava closer to Dombivli. The smart city recently opened its new entrance, giving direct access to Ambernath-Badlapur road through a 6 lane wide road. The city also opened another entrance on south side giving faster access to Navi Mumbai through Taloja bypass road. These recent developments have cut down the travel time for the residents and made their daily commute much convenient.
• Nilje Station: 5 min
• Dombivali Station: 15 min
• Commercial Hubs of Airoli and Mahape: 20 min
• Navi Mumbai International Airport: 30 min
• South Mumbai: 60 min
Work has already started on road widening and concretization of Kalyan-Shil road from 4 lanes to 6 lanes. And as an extension of this project, a flyover will soon be constructed in front of the Xperia Mall for congestion-free access. Work on Airoli-Katai Naka Freeway with elevated corridor and tunnel is also in full swing. With the opening of this tunnel and elevated corridor travel time to Airoli will get reduced by half-an-hour.
Another flyover at Shilphata junction (along the Shilphata Mhape road) and an underpass at along the Mumbra to Panvel road, is planned that will ease the traffic congestion at the junction and provide free flow to the traffic towards Kalyan. Moreover, the proposed road widening of Taloja Bypass road and concretization of Ambernath-Badlapur road will further enhance the connectivity of the region to different parts of MMR.
Maharashtra Cabinet has already approved the 25-km long Kalyan-Taloja Metro Line, one of the longest metro corridors with 17 stations including 3 stations within Palava. This metro line will further connect to Metro Line 5 [Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan] on one side and the Navi Mumbai Airport Metro Line on the other.
The region is also well connected by rail. Nilje, the railway station next to Palava has 16 trains that connect the region to Vasai (Western Line), Thane (Central Line) and Panvel (Harbour Line). With Diva station on the Central Line upgraded to the sub-urban section, the network will see more trains and increased connectivity in the near future.
Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has approved the 5th and 6th railway lines between Thane and Diva, which will segregate the outstation and suburban train operations. This will increase the frequency of trains on Diva – Panvel line, cut travelling time and enhance region’s rail connectivity.
Palava is an example of a thriving smart city with quality residential avenues, commercial offices within walking distance, world class technology and a city that is designed to provide an integrated unparalleled quality of life.
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Developing a micro-market needs more than planning and building facilities.