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How to Reach Navi Mumbai


By plane

The city does not have an airport yet, though that will change in a few years when the new international airport to serve Mumbai will be built in Navi Mumbai. Work on City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra's airport project in Navi Mumbai has already started (as of June 2008), after some issues relating to land acquisition are sorted out and clearance of the Union Cabinet is obtained. The closest airport is in Mumbai. Once you get off, you can take a train, bus or cab to get here.

By train

There are two train lines running through the city. These suburban railway stations are quite neater than those in mainland Mumbai. Navi Mumbai's railway stations are one of the very few stations in India which boast of beautiful infrastructure. The trains really are the best transportation option for Navi Mumbai, considering the region's high traffic and pollution.

Mumbai's Harbour Line has been extended to serve Navi Mumbai. The most important station is Vashi, but there are many stations within the city, including Sanpada, Juinagar, Nerul, Seawood, CBD Belapur, Kharghar, Mansarovar, Khandeshwar & Panvel. The Panvel station is last station on Harbour line.

There are two rail line that connects Thane Rly Stn from Vashi and Panvel. Service on this line has improved a lot now because of more trains added.

There are 5 suburban trains daily between CBD Belapur and Andheri (2 in the morning and 3 in the evening)

With respect to January 2011, the Central railway have also started 12 car coaches between Thane-Panvel, Thane-Vashi lines. There are also fast trains running on this route.

Panvel-CST bound trains are soon be increased in carrying capacity from 9 to 12 coaches. This will ease the rush in the wee hours of the day in this line.

By car

Navi Mumbai is well connected with Mumbai. There are two entry points from Mumbai, via Chembur/Mankhurd and via the Airoli exit on the Eastern Express Highway. It will cost you Rs. 30 in toll. From Thane, you can enter the city via the Thane-Belapur road, and in fact the Airoli exit joins the Thane-Belapur road. This road has numerous entry points into the city, so you need to confirm which one to take.....wikitravel