Adjoining the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Dahisar East is a picturesque locale slotted to the north of Borivali. It’s primarily a residential locality immersed in greenery and containing a few industrial pockets. The area is generally calm and quiet and suitable for families looking to get away from the madness of a busy area like Navi Mumbai.
Dahisar East is strategically located with close proximity to localities like Dahisar West, Borivali East, Borivali West, and Mira Road East. It has a number of commercial centres. Thakur Shopping Mall and Star Bazaar are two popular shopping zones in this locale. Well-known stores like Star Bazaar and Big Bazaar are also located here.
The locality is also home to a number of schools, colleges and hospitals. While Bhagwati Hospital, Life Care Orthopeadic & Multi-specialty Hospital, Chiranjeev Children's Hospital, and Sanghavi Eye & Diabetes Care Centre cater to the residents’ health-related necessities, Universal High School, Swami Vivekananda Education Centre, Poorna Prajna Education Centre, and Shailendra Education Society are some of the well-known educational institutions in Dahisar East.
Connectivity and Transit Points
Connectivity is one of the major plus points for the locality. Chinch Wadi, Novelty Silk Mills, Ketaki Pada Bus Station, Garten Pada, and Anand Nagar Market are some of the bus stops closest to Dahisar East. BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport) undertaking buses connect this area to almost all the major points in the city like Bandra, Santacruz, Juhu Beach, and Borivali.
Apart from BEST buses, people prefer to travel between localities by trains, auto-rickshaws and cabs. Dahisar Railway Station is the closest railway station to Dahisar East. Mumbai’s major railway station, Mumbai Central, is located a little far away, about 36 km from the locality. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is, however, closer at 19 km.
Factors for Growth in the Past
Dahisar East’s growth in the past has largely been boosted by the surge in the development of residential complexes. Dahisar East was planned as a cosmopolitan locality right from the start and that’s set the trend for growth in the region. The first residential areas of Shailendra Nagar and Gokul were set up in the 1970s.
The locality hasn’t looked back ever since then, with the region witnessing remarkable infrastructural development. With excellent connectivity to other parts of Mumbai, the area has become a major attraction for real estate developers.
Residential & Commercial Markets
Residential Market Trends
Dahisar East has a massive residential market and is largely concentrated on apartments, the key reason for this being the lack of plots available in the area.
The price of apartments in Dahisar East has been on the rise over the last few years. The Q1 (2014) sale prices for apartments in Dahisar East ranged from Rs. 8,800 to Rs 15,000, while the rent rates ranged from Rs 35 to Rs 50 per sq. ft.
Commercial Market Trends
Dahisar East has always been a residential locality with a few commercial pockets. But the locality is lately also witnessing commercial market development, along with pockets of industrial units bunched up in and around the industrial estates.
According to the Q1 trends of 2014, rent rates for commercial office space in Dahisar East ranged from Rs 60 to Rs 110 per sq. ft.
The key challenges in Dahisar East are garbage clearance, blocked drains, traffic woes, and noise pollution. Traffic congestion has been one of the biggest problems for the residents of this area mainly due to illegal encroachments. And since the metro work has been delayed, traffic issues are slated to continue.
The locality is also facing a serious water crisis, due to which residents sometimes have to buy water from private agencies.
Factors for Growth in the Future
The metro connectivity is likely to propel the growth of this locality to a great extent. Falling under phase II of the project, the 18-km route will connect Dahisar East to Andheri East. This will give greater connectivity to the region, which will in turn will boost the real estate market.