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Thakur village

Thakur village
Thakur village
Thakur Village is a densely populated residential locality in Kandivali, Mumbai, India. It is located near the Western Express Highway, which is part of the National Highway 8.

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Urban development

As a part of rapid urban development in this locality, a significant number of residential complexes were constructed here since the late 1990s. The area is broadly divided into two distinct categories of housing complexes: the high-rises and the low-rises.

The high-rises include Challengers, Oberoi Gardens, Oberoi Parkview, Viceroy Court and Viceroy Park.

The low-rises (up to 8 floors) include Aangan, [Vasant Utsav], Vasant Sagar, Evershine Millenium Paradise, Valley of Flowers and NG Suncity. These six complexes put together cover the major land area of Thakur Village, and also house most of the population. Of these, Evershine's Millennium Paradise is the largest, with 75 buildings having nearly 2,400 housing units.

There are a handful of single-buildings (not complexes). These include Gaurav Shikhar, Gokul Gagan, Gokul Horizon, Gokul Residency, Hill-View Park, ISM House, Mineral House, Bhoomi Hills, Bhoomi Valley, Technopark I and II and Vasundhara.

Connectivity

The area boasts of excellent internal and external connectivity. It is located on the busy Western Express Highway, which becomes the NH8 (Mumbai-Ahmedabad) outside Mumbai city limits. There are two approaches from the highway: one at the Mahindra & Mahindra junction, and the other at Magathane Telephone Exchange. Both approaches have flyovers / underpass which makes entry and exit into / from the area very easy.

It is equidistant from Kandivali and Borivali railway stations which fall on the Western Railway's suburban section. Almost all outstation trains on the Western Railway halt at Borivali.

The domestic and international airports can also be reached quickly due to the proximity to the highway. Mumbai-Pune Shivneri Volvo buses operated by MSRTC can also be boarded from the Sukurwadi or Nancy Colony bus depots which are nearby.

The area is well serviced by the public transport buses operated by BEST. Route 287 connects the area to Kandivali station and routes 209 and 703 to Borivali station. Route 223 is a fairly long-distance route that runs along the Link Road and connects to the business hub of Mindspace and the Bollywood hub of Andheri Lokhandwala.

Air-conditioned buses operated by BEST and NMMT provide direct connectivity to the business districts like NKP (Nirlon Knowledge Park, Goregaon), SEEPZ, Hiranandani (Powai), BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex), Worli, Cuffe Parade, Backbay, MBP (Millennium Business Park, Airoli) and CBD Belapur.

Internally, there is a 120-foot wide cement-concrete (CC) road which acts as the traffic backbone of the area. Besides this, the area is well serviced by a network of inter-connected roads, cross-roads and lanes.

Economy

A number of banks have their branches and 24-hour ATMs in Thakur Village, which include: HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Andhra Bank, Indian Bank, Karnataka Bank, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of Maharashtra, Central Bank of India, Canara Bank, Saraswat Bank, Pratap Co-operative Bank, Punjab National Bank, Federal Bank, State Bank Of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce and ING Vysya Bank.

Kotak Mahindra Bank, Citibank, IndusInd Bank and Union Bank of India have stand-alone ATMs (no branches).

Sports

There are a number of gardens, sports grounds and play parks in Thakur village, which include: Evershine Dream Park, Evershine Jogger's Park, Gundecha Jogger's Park, Viceroy Jogger's Park, Thakur Jogger's Park, Thakur Cricket Ground and Stadium, Thakur Engineering College Ground and Thakur Public School badminton court.

Supermarkets

D'Mart is the most popular supermarket in this area. Godrej Nature's Basket, which caters to 'world food' requirements is also present here

Restaurants, Cafes and Cake Shops

Almost every major national and local (Mumbai) brand has a presence here, and those who do not vie for it. The chain restaurants present here include Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Papa John's, Yoko Sizzlers, Subway, Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Wich Latte, Faaso's and Jumbo King. Ice-cream parlours include Baskin Robbins, Natural Icecream, Gelato Italiano, Amul, Hokey Pokey and Top in Town. Cake shops include Monginis, Hang Out and the local wonder, French Connection.

Famous Spots

There are famous spots here. Thakur College is a famous spot and many television show's shootings are held here. Scenes in the shows Aahat, C.I.D, Balika Vadhu and many more have been shot here. A scene from the movie Chillar Party and Krazzy 4 has been shot at a park here called Evershine Dream Park. Movies like Utt Patang and Idiot Box have shot their whole movie in this area. Celebrities such as R.Madhavan, Shivamani, and Abhijeet Sawant reside here.

Education

The area is an education hub and is known for a number of educational institutions located here, mostly founded by the Thakur Educational Group. These institutions include, Thakur College of Science and Commerce, founded in 1992, Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, founded in 2001, Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research, founded in 2002, Thankur public school, Thakur Shyamnarayan School. [1] Other schools include the Gundecha Education academy and Oxford International school. The first branch out of Jamnabai Narsee is coming up soon(Expected to start by 2013).

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