is one of the oldest suburbs of Mumbai
. The place has got its name from the old Shiva Temple - the Bhandupeshwar Mahadev Mandir located on the western part of the locality. Bhandupeshwar is one of the names of Lord Shiva. Shivaji Talao also called Shivaji Lake is also located in its vicinity. The people here are the natives of the Mumbai
and majority of them belong to Agri and Koli castes.
Bhandup was originally a forest region and has gradually been taken over by builders some 40 years ago.
boasts of good connectivity with the rest of Mumbai
. Beside taxies and buses, Bhandup has its own railway station on the Central Line. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is less than an hour drive. Mumbai
Central Railway Station is at a distance of 32.6 km and it takes an hour to reach via Eastern Expressway.
Real EstateBhandup East
has many industrial setups close to 12,000, which generate immense employment for the people of this region and nearby places. Crompton Greaves was the first to start industry here in 1937. Gradually, much more significant industries like Asian Paints, CEAT Tyres, The Indian Smelting and Refining Company Limited have followed the progress.
Bhandup has some decent societies with affordable homes like Tata Eleve Society, Mahindra Lifespaces Splendour, Merethon Eabrace, Sai Radha, Bhaichand Jainam Elysium, Kokan Nagar, Kalpataru Crest, Accel Belvedere and many more. There are some more upcoming projects like Eco Winds, Accel Belvedere, Kalpataru Crest and more.
Social InfrastructureBhandup East
has all the necessary facilities required for society like schools, colleges, shopping centres, hospitals etc. There are more than 35 schools in Bhandup. The main schools are Pawar Public School, NES High School and Junior college etc. Higher Education is taken care by some good colleges like National Education Society's Ratnam College of Arts, Science & Commerce, V. K. Krishna Menon College of Commerce and Economics & Science, Ramanand Arya D. A. V. College, Station Road
and Jijamata Junior College. Dreams the Mall and Neptune Magnet Mall are the famous shopping centres of Bhandup.