Source: Business Standard
10 Mins
4th May 2024

Chembur, a charming suburb in the heart of Mumbai, stands as a testament to seamless connectivity. Its strategic location, robust transport networks, and ongoing infrastructure developments make it a prime real estate location that's poised for remarkable growth.

In this article we’ll explore why Chembur is an ideal destination for those seeking convenient, premium living and accessible living, highlighting its strategic advantages, impeccable connectivity, infrastructure, and the exciting changes that lie ahead.

Chembur's Location: A Strategic Advantage

Chembur's excellent connectivity is one of its biggest assets. The suburb is well-connected to all major parts of Mumbai by road, rail, and monorail. This makes it the perfect place to live, work, and invest.

Here is a more detailed overview of Chembur's connectivity:

Road Connectivity: Chembur is well-connected to all major parts of Mumbai by road. The Eastern Freeway, BKC Connector, Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR), Eastern Express Highway, and Sion-Panvel Expressway pass through Chembur, connecting it to other major suburbs and business centres in Mumbai. Chembur is also well-connected to Navi Mumbai and Thane by the Chembur-Mahul Link Road.

Monorail Connectivity: Chembur is home to the Chembur Monorail Station, which connects it to Wadala and Jacob Circle and the bustling hub of Parel. This provides residents of Chembur with an additional mode of transport to commute to and from other parts of Mumbai.

Upcoming Metro Connectivity: The Mumbai Metro Line 2B and Line 3 have proposed stations in Chembur East. Once these metro lines become operational, they will further enhance connectivity within Chembur and to other parts of the city.

Upcoming Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR): The bullet train originating at BKC which is close to Chembur is an under-construction high-speed rail line, which will connect Mumbai, with Ahmedabad. When completed, it will be India's first high-speed rail line. Once operational it will reduce the current travel time of 7 hours to 2 hours.

Trans-Harbour Link: The newly opened Trans-Harbour Link connects Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. This transformative project aims to reduce travel time and ease congestion enhancing Chembur’s accessibility for residents. Further it also reduces travel time to Pune and beyond as well. 

Airport Connectivity: Chembur is well-connected to both the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) located about 12 kilometres from the suburb and the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport which is about 25 kilometres away.

Rail Connectivity: Chembur East is well-connected to other parts of Mumbai through the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. Chembur railway station and the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, are close by and are major stations on the Harbour Line. These provides residents with convenient access to areas like CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus), Andheri Navi Mumbai and other cities. 

Travelator from Jacob Circle to Mahalaxmi: MMRDA has also commissioned work on an airport-inspired, moving walkway or 'travelator' that will transport people between the monorail station at Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk and Mahalaxmi railway station to further reduce travel woes of commuters.

Chembur’s infrastructure and connectivity are not just a commitment to growth; they're an invitation to a more comfortable and convenient lifestyle. Chembur has seen rapid development over the past few years. High-rises and upscale projects have become the trend and Chembur has slowly become one of the favourite neighbourhoods for potential homebuyers and for real estate developers in Mumbai.


The infrastructure of Chembur is the bedrock of its progress. The ongoing and proposed developments in the suburb are set to redefine the way residents experience urban living. With improved road networks and the promise of a metro line, Chembur is on the path to becoming a modern urban hub while retaining its inherent charm. 

Stay tuned for more updates on the ever-evolving landscape of Chembur, where the future is bright, and seamless living is a way of life.

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