Lokhandwala Complex Andheri
, also known as Lokhandwala
is a large residential and commercial area in Oshiwara
village of Andheri
. It is located approx 8 km from Andheri station
(Andheri (w)). The name 'Lokhandwala' comes from the name of the developer the construction firm of Lokhandwala Constructions Pvt. Ltd. , the primary developers of the suburb of Versova
which previously had been basically a marshland.
The official name for the area is Samartha Nagar
When Mr Siraj Lokhandwala
, proprietor of Lokhandwala Constructions, spotted the vast marshland in the area of Oshiwara, Versoava in 1978 he decided to purchase the area for a development, he was discouraged by every broker in town from buying the land simply because they felt that no one would want to live so far away from the center of Mumbai.
Residents include many Bollywood
film strugglers, residing NRI's Non-Resident Indians
, and others.
There are several gardens in Lokhandwala which reserve a green patch in the middle. They also serve as venues for a Yoga club, Laughter club, Senior citizens activities, various sports meets for children etc.Developer Vikas Walavalkar has developed Walavalkar Park which is adjudged as the best park of sixe 5000 meters and more. This is very popular among health conscious residents of area. There is a jogging track adjoining the Lokhandwala back road.
Lokhandwala Complex also has a dedicated website by the name of www.lokhandwalatimes.com for the... Read More