is basically a prime residential area located on the Eastern part
of Mumbai. Situated 22 km north east of Churchgate, Chembur's major
attractions were NG Acharya Garden or Diamond Garden, Sandu Garden
and Pestom Garden.
Since it is centrally located, Chembur is a well connected place with roads heading to Navi Mumbai, Ghatkopar, Sion, Kurla, Mulund, Mankhurd, Panvel and Thane crisscross at Chembur.
The name Chembur is derived from the word “Chemburee” which means "Large Crab" in Marathi.
Chembur is serviced by the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. Since the Sion-Panvel Highway passes through Chembur, it is an important transit point for people wanting to travel to Pune using the Mumbai-Pune Highway or the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
It is 22 km from downtown Mumbai and 20 km farther from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Because of its proximity to garbage incinerators & big industries, it was once known as “Gas Chamber of Mumbai”.
The use of scientific methods has ensured the decline of pollution in the town to a large extent.
Chembur ranges from Thane Creek in East to Tansa Pipe Line No. 2 in West, from Somaiyya Nalla in North to Mahul Creek in South.
The northern half of Chembur is residential and the southern half is industrial.
Old bungalows and villas in the northern half are making way for high-rise apartments. Like most of the suburbs in Mumbai, Chembur has a cosmopolitan population which is dominated by Maharashtrians, Sindhis and south Indian people.
Chembur has big colonies like Vasant Vihar Complex, Shell colony, Subhash nagar, RCF colony, Chembur colony and green spaces like Golfclub ground (big green spot ),Gandhi Maidan, Subhash nagar maidan, Annabhau Sathe garden, Diamond garden, Ambedkar udyan, Sandu garden.
Anushakti Nagar (staff quarters of Bhabha Atomic Research Center), lies just near the eastern boundary of Chembur. The Chembur Catholic Colony is one of the oldest establishments in the area located next to the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School and Church.
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