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Bhandup is One of the busiest suburbs
of Mumbai in cetral line.
Bhandup is a suburb of Mumbai, formerly
known as Bombay, in the state of Maharashtra, India and is also
the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on
the Central Railway line.
Like most suburbs in Mumbai, Bhandup has two sub-regions, Bhandup
(west) and Bhandup (east), so named for their location relative
to the dividing railway line.
The more developed Bhandup (west) is characterized as an industrial suburb while the upcoming Bhandup (east) is considered to be more residential and Paying guest accommodations can be found here..
Bhandup is also home to Shivaji Talao, or Shivaji Lake, which apparently has some connection to the great Maratha ruler, Chhatrapati Shivaji. Currently, in a bad state, the pond witnesses hordes of Ganapati devotees immersing idols of the elephant god during the August month. The sabji market area is called "Bhatti para" which is supposed to be one of the cheapest vegetable markets in Mumbai.
Before real-estate prospered 40 years ago, Bhandup was a dense forest area, which was home to many thieves and criminals. Rival gangs were at constant war to gain an upperhand in the extortion rackets. However, strict police action saw these gangs moving to international destinations.
Bhandup is a station on the Central Railway main line. A few fast trains stop at Bhandup station, mostly during the peak hours. Bhandup is extremely well connected with the rest of the city through a dense road network. Only 2 buses (No.445 and 603), however, pass through Bhandup East, as the area is relatively sparsely populated (most of the land in Bhandup East is owned by the Salt Department of India). The arterial road of Bhandup West is the Agra Road i.e. L.B.S. Marg, while Bhandup East is flanked by the Eastern Express highway.
The Bhandup name has got history, this name derived from Temple of Shiva Bhandupeshwar. Bhandup gaon is one of the oldest residences in Mumbai Suburb.
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