Monday, 25 March 2013

Kharghar- A Promising City of Navi Mumbai

It has been more than 15 years since I last heard that airport was coming at Kharghar.

Many of my relatives, who stay in Pune, were super excited that they would have a shorter distance to travel and some even told me that they might not stop by my place at Bandra, (which they normally do) before continuing their journey to Pune. Some have even invested their money in the real estate, for the better prospects in the future.

The airport was to be built in 2008, but the residents of Kharghar are still paused in a dream. First, it was the villagers unhappy with the compensation provided by CIDCO, later the Ministry of Environment and Forests said that the airport was destroying mangroves.

Whatever the reasons, the city of Kharghar has come to life.

The roads are broad and a pleasure to drive.

I visited my friend last week; she has an apartment on the 14th floor of the high-rise building

The view is spectacular with the backdrop of hills and greenery. Friend informs me that she loves the monsoon season when a majestic waterfall flows from the top of the hills into a rock pool and flowing streamlets.

From her window I could see the large open space of a central park and a golf course that has 18holes and is stretched over 6526metres, 7137yards. Golf course at Kharghar was inaugurated by NCP chief Sharad Pawarji, in the year 2012.

Kharghar Valley is located on the Mumbai-Pune highway (NH 4) and is less than an hour away from Mumbai city.

All my friends and relatives always visit me, whenever they reach Mumbai. They continue their journey to Pune after a day of rest. I have good time listening to their stories of the travel and of family news. The bond becomes stronger with their every visit.

But after the new airport at KharGhar is ready, I am sure I will miss all these little pleasures of life….


pushpendra yadav said...
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Nisha Jha said...

Nice post about Kharghar. I also heard it's a nice place with wide planned roads & pavements.

Hope the airport comes up soon. But then you'll miss little pleasures of life. :)

Pushpa Moorjani said...

Yes i do hope the airport comes soon v
But more important is the public transport...I didnt see any auto rickshaws or public bus on these must be quite difficult for ppl to travel
Thank u for ur feedback Nisha :))

Nisha Jha said...

Yes, public transport is another problem. Buses are few, not very frequent. I am told that is the reason why people have to have their own vehicle.
And being isolated it is a bit expensive compared to other townships.

Diksha Seth said...

My brother spent two years in Mumbai, and he too visited Kharghar. That's why I could relate well with your blog. He told us that unlike Mumbai, the roads at Kharghar are broader, which made his road trip even better.

Pushpa Moorjani said...

Yes Roads are broad and lots of greenery, its a planned city, unlike Mumbai, which was actually a cluster of seven island planned haphazardly on a reclaimed land..thank u Diksha for your visit :))

Anonymous said...

Getting an auto in Kharghar is really difficult, provided you know the stands. Regarding public buses there are many especially the N.M.M.T that runs to and fro from the Station in every 5 to 10 minutes...I stay in CBD Belapur and I have seen Kharghar growing from no where to oh what a nice place and a dwellers paradise..It was a time when we staying in CBD Belapur used to say who will go to Kharghar and so we never thought of buying flat/property there...But in no time, the rates trippled :(

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