is a suburban neighbourhood in eastern Mumbai
. Govandi is serviced by the Harbour Line
of the Mumbai Suburban Railway
The railway line passing through Govandi divides it into two halves, Govandi (East) and Govandi (West).
Govandi (East), with Postal PIN Code 400088, has an excellent infrastructure, with close road connectivity to the Sion
Highway, on the eastern side. Deonar Village
is home to the Deonar Telecom Exchange, adjacent to the Sion-Trombay Highway. The Telecom Factory Road, leading to Deonar Village, is home to contemporary modern housing complexes such as Neelkanth Gardens, Orchid C.H.S., Trimurti C.H. S. Ltd., Raheja Acropolis, Dutt Guru CHS Ltd., Sai Simran CHS Ltd. and Jeevan Mahal (built by "Jeevan Tukaram Patil" in 1969). The International Institute of Population Sciences, TISS, and Shah & Anchor Polytechnics are also located in the vicinity. The lush green belt also has many corporate houses such as Spanco BPO, Dukes
), Lakme, and USV Ltd.
Govandi (West) however, is in stark contrast to Govandi (East). The television series Shaktiman
was filmed here. Govandi (West), which also houses Deonar Abattoir
, has most of the colonies provided by the government to their staff. One of them is Teachers Colony (for Municipal school teachers). The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
has about 90% of its staff quarters located here. Govandi (West) also... Read More