Badlapur East is a part of the city of Badlapur, which falls under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It is a fast-growing locality, aided by its proximity to other important areas in the state. Literally translated, the word ‘Badla’ means ‘change’ and ‘pur’ means ‘town’.
Located at a distance of 68 km from Mumbai, Badlapur East has seen tremendous progress in the past three decades. Surrounded on two sides by mountainous terrain, it serves as a peaceful residential locality for hundreds of professionals working in nearby areas. The locality lies close to river Ulhas, which flows through Badlapur and divides it into east and west Badlapur.
Badlapur East enjoys the presence of robust social infrastructure, including reputed institutions like Leelavati Awhad Institute of Technology, Management Studies & Research, Balasaheb Mhatre Polytechnic College, Presidency English School, Fatima High School, and Don Bosco English High School.
While Badlapur West has a more balanced mix of commercial and residential pockets, Badlapur East is primarily a residential locality. The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is responsible for the supply of water to the area, and the electricity is supplied by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB).
Connectivity and Transit Points
Badlapur East is dotted with clusters of residential areas like Badlapur Gaon, Eranjad, and Sonivali. These residential areas are extremely well connected through excellent roads. SH-80 passes through the northern part of Badlapur East, bridging it with Badlapur West and SH-76 on one side, and NH-222 on the other. This allows for convenient travel to neighbouring areas. NMMT buses are also available from the region to Vashi and CBD Belapur/Turbhe station.
Trains are another preferred mode of transport. The railway station in Badlapur West is easily reachable via road from Badlapur East. Serving as a terminal station for a number of suburban local trains, it is a redeeming factor for most working-class residents in the locality.
When it comes to air travel, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest, located at a distance of about 57 km.
● Carmel Convent High School
● BA Talreja College
● Spandan Hospital
● Shri Trimbakeshwar Mandir
● Balasaheb Mhatre Polytechnic
● Sadguru Shankar Narayan Satam Maharaj Math
Factors for Growth in the Past
The development of an industrial area, set up by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, played an important role in attracting early investors to the region. The locality’s proximity to the scenic Ulhas River Valley also cajoled the interest of many investors and potential buyers or sellers who were looking to invest in second homes to get away from the otherwise crowded and cramped streets of Mumbai.
The construction of Badlapur Gaon Road, forming a bridge over river Ulhas, has also significantly contributed to the growth of the locality by improving connectivity between Badlapur East and Badlapur West. The development of this road facilitated commercial trade between the two regions and provided quick access to the commodities available in Badlapur West.
Residential and Commercial Market
Residential Market Trends
The residential real estate market in Badlapur East has seen steady growth in the past few years. The average rate of an apartment has risen from Rs 1,740 per sq. ft. in 2010 to Rs 3,779 in the first quarter of 2014. Because of the massive influx of working class people from all parts of the state, the demand for independent houses and apartments has also increased, thus increasing the locality’s real estate value.
Commercial Market Trends
Although there are not many fully developed commercial spaces in Badlapur East, the prices are still on the higher side. When it comes to the sale of commercial office space, the price ranges from Rs 5,000 per sq. ft. to Rs 12,000 per sq. ft.
The only challenges that the residents of Badlapur East face are the occasional power failure and the decreasing quality of drinking water. The local government has taken measures to avoid these problems, and is also working on several projects to accommodate the growing population.
Factors for Growth in the Future
The proposed Shirgaon-Padgha-Titwala-Badlapur Link Road is expected to play a major role in the development of Badlapur East. Passing through Badlapur, it is expected to reduce to a large extent the time taken to travel from the locality to its neighbouring areas. This improvement in accessibility would serve as a motivation for the working class in surrounding areas to buy property in Badlapur East, and would consecutively invite more residential projects to be set up here.
The residential market in Badlapur East has already tasted success in the form of residential projects like Panvelkar Sankul, Mohan Valley, Panvelkar Park, Panvelkar Royal Square, Manav Park, and Stalwart Ushakiran Residency. With the completion of ongoing and upcoming residential complexes like Mohan Palms, Podar Evergreens, Mohan Highlands, 50 Kalp City, Thanekar Hill Crest, and Panvelkar Optima, the real estate market of the region will see an upsurge in both the residential and commercial sector.