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Location: Ghatkopar

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Ghatkopar
Ghatkopar is a suburb in eastern Mumbai. The area is served by the railway station on the Central Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, and the metro station on Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro.
History
Ghatkopar West
Nityanand Nagar is an area in Ghatkopar West area, all communities reside here, there are 3 Masjid (Gausia Masjid, Noori Masjid, Ahmedi Masjid) 1 Baudh Vihar, South Indian Temple of Ganesha, Mahadev Mandir, Siddha Ganesh Mandir, Sai Baba Mandir. One of the famous temples in Ghatkopar is Siddha Ganesh Temple located in Nityanand Nagar, Devkabai chawl which is built up with whole white marble and a unique black south Indian Ganesha idol, it is always a point of attraction during Maghi Ganesh Chaturthi (Jan–Feb).
One of the popular places in the west is the Sarvodaya temple and the Hindu Sabha hospital, both situated close to the railway station. The hospital also houses the Hindu Sabha Library, which has a very large membership and the large collection of Gujarati books and magazines.
Jagdusha Nagar is one of the prime developed locations in the west. It is named after a famous 13th century, philanthropist and merchant named Sheth Jagdu Shah, who had stored food grains in his vast warehouses and opened the same for common people during drought.
Ghatkopar East
Ghatkopar (East) refers to the area that is roughly bound by the Central Railway tracks on the west, the Eastern Express highway (NH3) on the east, Ghatkopar-Andheri link road to the north and MG Road to the south. Comprising mostly middle class and lower-middle-class residential colonies, it is a relatively newer locality. This part of Ghatkopar was largely reclaimed from the marshes and salt pans belonging to the Salt Commissioner in the early 1960s. Prominent localities in Ghatkopar (East) include Sindhu Wadi, Sindhu Baug, Rajawadi, Ramabhai Nagar Kamraj Nagar, Pant Nagar, Garodia Nagar, Vikrant Circle and Nath Pai Nagar.
Sindhu Wadi, Sindhu Baug, and Rajawadi were developed by the Sindhi community post-partition during early 50’s. As Chembur and Mankurd, had refugee camps, many Sindhi’s were settled there in 1947. However, when they started earning, they shifted to nearby localities, like Ghatkopar (East). One of the main attraction for them was the Sindhi school, Sind Cosmopolitan High School. So the presence of Sindhi’s in Ghatkopar (East) is due to these three clusters of communities. Currently, many Gujarati and Maharashtrian are also living in those societies.
Transportation
Ghatkopar is a stop for slow local trains as well as most fast local trains on the Central line of the Mumbai suburban network. The station is equipped to handle 12-car local trains. There are 2 Ghatkopar local trains which originate from Ghatkopar in the morning. These primarily serve the stockbrokers who live in Ghatkopar area.
Ghatkopar is well served and well connected by the buses operated by the state-owned. Initially, the bus services in Ghatkopar East were routed through M. G. Road. Later on, the buses started plying on R. B. Mehta Road, starting with Route 386. This route is now discontinued. R. B. Mehta Road was served with route number 353 which came from Tagore Nagar, ending in Wadala Bus Depot. As the roads in the newly constructed areas of Garodia Nagar, were built wider, bus routes in Garodia Nagar flourished. Also, route number 497 and 493 is connected thane city, the 497 is going to Lokmanya Nagar thane and 494 is also connect the Retibandar thane.
Place of interest

• Kala Ghoda Art Precinct
• KidZania Mumbai
• Inox R-City Ghatkopar
• R City Mall
• World of Bollywood Tours and Travel – Day Tours
• Red Carpet Wax Museum
• TimeZone
• Prime Time
• Phoenix Marketcity
• Escapology India
• Snow Kingdom
• Mystical Mumbai
• R Odeon Mall