Ghatkopar East, located in the eastern parts of Mumbai. In the 1920s and 1930s, Ghatkopar was a tiny village. The name Ghatkopar originated from the fact that it was on the edge of the ghat. The word kopara in Marathi means corner-thus the word Ghatkopar. The Ghatkopar east area is surrounded on its western side by the Central Railway tracks, on its western side by the Eastern Express Highway, on its northern side by the Ghatkopar-Andheri Link Road and on its southern side by MG Road. This area is primarily a residential area. Vikhroli East, Pant Nagar, Kirol Gaon, Kurla, BKC, Chembur Colony, Chandivali, and Powai are its neighboring localities. The real estate of this area is growing rapidly.
The distance from Ghatkopar East to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is 7 km via Andheri-Ghatkopar Road, can be accessed less than 40 mins.
Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, and Jagruti Nagar are its nearby railway station. However, Ghatkopar is the nearest and major railway station to Ghatkopar East which is located at a distance of 750 mtr via Tilak Road.
Locality of Ghatkopar East is surrounded by major roads such as Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, MG Road, Barrister Nath Pai Road, Service Road, and Link Road which further connect it with Eastern Express Highway.
Factors for future growth
Many business and commercial complexes are also located in this area. The distance from Ghatkopar east to other important commercial areas are also close by.
The social infrastructure of this area is well-developed with many schools and colleges. There are many well-equipped hospitals that provide a wide range of facilities.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Ghatkopar railway station are easily accessible from here.
The area is served by the railway station on the Central Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, and the metro station on Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro.
The Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro corridor of the Mumbai Metro project have been a plus point for the commuters. Today the commuting time between Versova and Ghatkopar is reduced by 70 minutes.
Infrastructural Development (Social & Physical)
The suburb has a fully developed civic and social infrastructure. The various schools in this area include Youngin International Pre School & Child Care, DJ Doshi Gurukul English Medium High School, The Universal School, Tree House Play Group, Williez Preschool, Fatima High School, Garodia International School to name a few.
Health Care facilities are also good in the locality. Some of the renowned hospitals in the locality are Bakul Parekh Childrens Hospital, Rajawadi Hospital, Parakh Hospital, Khus-Hal Hospital, Nulife Hospital, Horizon Hospital etc.
To fulfill the daily needs of the residents of Koparkhairane, many malls, retail outlet of national and international brands, eating outlets, grocery shops, departmental stores are available there. Jayant Arcade, Mahatma Gandhi Shopping Centre, Aavkar Art Gallery, R Odeon Mall, The Platinum, and Garodia Shopping Centre.