Overview:- Bandra East is a neighborhood located in West Mumbai. It is considered as one of the lavish locality and is home to many famous personalities involved in politics, cricket and Bollywood. The name is possibly derived from the persian/urdu word Bandar. In Marathi, Bandra is known as Vandre, which also means port and is possibly derived from the same Urdu/Persian word. This locality was under the rule of the Silhara Dynasty in the 12th century. Earlier it was a tiny fishing village inhabited by kolis (fishermen) and farmers but later it was acquired by the British East India Company while the rest of the Mumbai belong to the Portuguese. Bandra comes under Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Dharavi, Khar, Kurla, Mahim, Santacruz etc are the neighboring localities to Bandra East.
Transport facilities & Connectivity:- are excellent in the locality as the BEST buses, Auto rickshaws and taxis are plentiful. Like most places in Mumbai, Bandra is diverse by the local railway-line into West Bandra and East Bandra. Bandra railway station is connected with the Western Railway and the Harbour Line, which is a branch of the suburban Central Railway. It also has a newly built terminus called Bandra Terminus in Bandra (E) from where trains bound for northern and western India are scheduled regularly. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge connects Bandra West with Worli, located in central Mumbai. Due to Bandra’s central location, most parts of the city are easily accessible.
Swami Vivekanand Road, Linking Road, Turner Road, Hill Road (renamed Ramdas Nayak Marg), Carter Road (Naushad Ali Marg), Navapada Road are its arterial roads which further connect with Western Express Highway. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link connects the western part of Bandra to Worli by the sea route, as a result reducing a lot of road traffic.
Places of interest:- Joggers Park, Bandra, Mount Marys Basilica, Bandstand Promenade, Hill Road, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Carter Road Promenade, and Bandra Fort among fews.
Infra Development (Social & Physical):- In the mid-to-late 1990s, the eastern part come out as a commercial and administrative hub. It houses the Family Court, Bandra-Kurla Commercial Complex, the office of the state housing development authority (MHADA), the office of the District Collector, and so on. The residential buildings of the employees of the Maharashtra State Government are also located here.
Bandra East is a house to many prominent schools and colleges. LSRaheja School of Architecture, The Montessori School Internationale, R.N. Poddar School, Cardinal Gracias High School, Ascend International School – Multi Purpose Hall, etc. among few.
Link Square Mall Bandra West, Hi Life Mall, Metro Mall, Phoenix Marketcity, Parle Square, The Platinum etc are the nearby malls which serves the daily needs of the residents.
Healthcare facilities are also excellent in Bandra East. Guru Nanak Hospital, Municipal Hospital, University Hospital, Sanjeevani Hospital etc are the quality hospital near to Bandra East.