Goregaon

Goregaon is a suburb of Mumbai city, in the Mumbai Suburban district of India. It has a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Line. An extension of the Harbour Line was completed in 2018 because of which it has regular trains to CSMT on the Harbour line. This is in addition to existing trains to Churchgate on the Western Line. Owing to the rapid urbanization (mainly due to construction of metro lines) and growing population of metropolitan Mumbai, Goregaon, which was once merely a hilly forest region is now a crowded suburb of Mumbai.

Goregaon
Suburb
The Oberoi Mall and Commerz tower (Westin Hotel), Goregaon, Mumbai.
The Oberoi Mall and Commerz tower (Westin Hotel), Goregaon, Mumbai.
Goregaon is located in Mumbai
Goregaon
Goregaon
Coordinates: 19°09′18″N 72°51′00″E / 19.155°N 72.85°E / 19.155; 72.85Coordinates: 19°09′18″N 72°51′00″E / 19.155°N 72.85°E / 19.155; 72.85
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
CityMumbai
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400062, 400104 (West), 400063 (East), 400097 (Gokuldham)
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH-47
Lok Sabha ConstituencyMumbai North West (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan Sabha ConstituencyGoregaon (covers western part of the suburb)
Dindoshi (covers eastern part of the suburb)
Gokuldham in Goregaon (East)

TransportEdit

Goregaon Railway Station is the transport hub of Goregaon. The station currently has seven platforms, two of which are new harbor-line platforms, and was expanded as a part of the Harbour Line extension (under MUTP 2) from Andheri.[1] The expansion, involving two additional platforms and an elevated deck with passenger amenities (on the western side of the existing station) has been completed in 2018.

A recently constructed skywalk connects one of the foot-over-bridges to S. V. Road near Citi Centre, a shopping complex near the M. G. Road junction. BEST has bus stations on both western as well as the eastern side of the railway station. Goregaon Depot, however, is located away from the railway station, on the Link Road. The link road has seen an increase in the traffic of late after the commencement of the Mumbai Metro construction work.

Now there is a new flyover bridge at Ram Mandir road connecting Goregaon West and East.[2] Also Ram Mandir railway station is operational since December 2016.[3] The next important transport project for Goregaon will be the GMLR (Goregaon Mulund Link Road) which will be a 5km underground road consisting of two tunnels each having three lanes. This road will link Goregaon to Bhandup.[4]

The upcoming Metro line (Line 2) between Dahisar to Mankhurd will further improve the connectivity of this western suburb with the far-off eastern suburbs of the city. Currently, this section of the Metro Rail Project is under construction.

Nature and conservationEdit

Goregaon bounds Sanjay Gandhi National Park from the south-western side and is home to the Conservation Education Centre (CEC) run by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).[5] The area is home to a diverse flora and fauna.

 
Aarey Colony and high-rises in the background

Recent 'development' on the eastern side has led to a huge amount of deforestation. Leopard sightings and even the occasional attacks[6][7][8][9] are not very rare- and not just in the hamlets inside the Aarey Milk Colony but also in large residential colonies like Nagari Nivara Parishad.

EducationEdit

CollegesEdit

SchoolsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://mmrda.maharashtra.gov.in/mumbai-urban-transport-project-2
  2. ^ "Mumbai: Flyover connecting Goregaon East and West to open today". mid-day. 30 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Ram Mandir station to finally open today - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Goregaon-Mulund Link Road plan first hurdle cleared - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Singh, Sunil (2 October 2013). "Girl killed, boy injured in leopard attack in Mumbai". NDTV. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Mumbai: In third leopard attack in a month, seven-year-old boy killed". NDTV.com.
  8. ^ "Leopard kills 50-year-old woman in Goregaon - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com.
  9. ^ "Nine-year-old killed in leopard attack - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com.
  10. ^ Saini, Narinder (14 February 2020). "Gokuldham society of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashma serial ". NDTV INDIA. Retrieved 30 March 2020.