Location: Saki Naka
Saki Naka is a neighbourhood in the Andheri east suburb of Mumbai, India. It gets its name from the Hindi word Saki which actually means a person who makes one’s drink, a cup-bearer, which might be closely related to the dacoits present during early 70s in those dense Woods and Naka means junction. An erstwhile Industrial Area, it is rapidly developing into a prime business district with various call centres and commercial offices due to its improved connectivity and close proximity to Mumbai Airport. Sakinaka is also known for its notorious Traffic congestion as it serves as a junction which connects Andheri-Ghatkopar-Kurla-PowaiVihar link roads. It has one of the Mumbai’s busiest roads.
Climate of Mumbai. The Climate of Mumbai is a tropical wet and dry climate. … Its coastal nature and tropical location ensures temperatures won’t fluctuate much throughout the year. The mean average is 27.2 °C and average precipitation is 242.2 cm (95.35 inches).
Saki Naka during late 60s was an isolated woody & marshy area with some residential societies. Later on it slowly started growing as an industrial area due to close proximity to Marol(an industrial area). The extension of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport upto Sahar lead to the development of its neighborhoods. Sakinaka slowly became an Industrial hub by late 70s. It is considered as a hub for Plastic Die/mould manufacturing in Mumbai. Saki Naka is notorious for its road traffic with incessant traffic at the main junction as it was primarily an industrial area of Mumbai. Saki Naka caters to a large number of manufacturing and industrial units. Ansa Industrial complex on the Saki — Vihar Road has been landmark industrial premises catering to the manufacturing sector. However, of late, most of the heavy industries are moving out and are being replaced by the services sector namely banks and call centres. The upcoming Times Square commercial complex promises to be one of the largest commercial complexes in Mumbai. Other commercial sites include Sagar Tech Plaza, Saki Vihar complex, and Marwah Centre. Residential complexes such as Sagar Heights, Akruti Orchid Park and DSK Madhuban are slowly turning Saki Naka into a residential locality. Gajanan Estate is one of the oldest societies. Saki Naka is slowly developing a night life. Hotel Sudarshan and Chakra are landmark restaurants. Other restaurants include McDonald’s, Pop Tates and Curry Twist. Hotel Peninsula Grand is an 81-room tourist hotel and the newly opened hotel Holiday Inn, a five-star hotel. Saki Naka is also becoming an upcoming hub for startups like Niffler and iBroad7.