Khar West, situated in the west is one of the prime western suburbs of Mumbai. Pali Hill, Shirley, Bandra East, Naupada, Kherwadi, Khar danda, Khar East, Indira Nagar, Bandra West, Santosh Nagar, Shivaji Nagar etc. are its neighbouring localities. It is served by Khar Road Railway Station which is located at a distance of 700 mtr Chitrakar Dhurandhar Road on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway Network. The Khar Road Station is located very close to the Bandra Terminus from where one can get the trains for almost all the major tier-1 & 2 cities. Linking road is very close to Khar west and famous for its street shopping. Khar East still is a little crowded and underdeveloped. On the other hand, Khar West is one of the most highly-rated areas in Mumbai. It is home to many Bollywood celebrities, industrialists, and bureaucrats. This area is situated within convenient distances to many schools, colleges, restaurants, malls, parks etc. It is very close to industrial belt of Bandra-Kurla Complex.
The locality is one of the citys most important east-west connectors. This subway connecting two busy main roads, Western Express Highway on the East and Linking Road on the West. The subway is also a alternative route to the nearby Milan Flyover in Santacruz.
S V Road and Linking Road are the major arterial roads which further link to Western Express Highway.
It has excellent connectivity to Chhatrapati shivaji International Airport which is located at a distance of 4.9 kms via S V Road.
Phase-1 of Mumbai Metro with one of its route (Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar) is passing through the locality. Western Express Highway Metro Station is the nearest metro station to Khar West (7 km).
Proposed & Planned Infra
Proposed DN Nagar-Mankhurd metro line which once completed will pass through the locality of Khar West.
Factors for the growth in the past
Khar West has close proximity to Mumbais Business District Bandra-Kurla-Complex (BKC). Daily commuters of this belt choose their residence close to their workplace which resulted in residential demand and development in the area.
It is also close to major IT Parks of Andheri and Powai which resulted in huge employment opportunities.
Close to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is also an added advantages for the residents of Khar West.
Infra Development (Social & Physical)
The locality has a good number of educational institutions like international schools, schools affiliated to all the different boards and colleges. Some of the schools present here are Beacon High School, Khar Education Society, Podar International School, Little Angels School, KB Patil International School, Bai Avabai Framji Petit Girls High School, B.P.M High School, R. N Poddar School among few.
The hospitality sector of the area is thriving because of the presence of a number of hotels, restaurants, resorts and serviced apartments. Some of the hotels and resorts present here include Hotel Metro Palace, Kishish Kunj, The Oriental Residency, Le Sutra, Hotel Lucky, Hotel Red Palms, Hotel Amardeep, Hotel Regal Enclave etc.
The locality has a good retail market with malls, shopping plazas, shopping complexes, retail outlets, stationery shops, and grocery outlets. The shopping malls in the locality include Kenilworth Shopping Arcade, Link Corner, Link Square Mall, Infinity Mall, R City mall to name a few.
The locality has super specialty, multi-specialty and general hospitals. Beams Hospital, Hinduja Healthcare, Kohinoor Hospital, Sanjeevani Hospital etc.