State Highway 42, often cited as Ghodbunder Road (or GB Road), is a major road leading out of Thane, a suburban district in Mumbai. It is 20km long, and runs along the entire stretch of Thane, linking two main arterial roads of Mumbai, the Eastern Express Highway that begins at Sion and ceases at Thane, and the Western Express Highway that goes on to become the National Highway providing a route to Gujarat.
The road passes through Salsette Island, painting a picturesque view of the Yeoor Hills and the Thane creek. The road also perforates a part of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and hems past the Vasai creek. The GB road meanders through dense forests, and the views from this route are nothing short of pictorial and arresting. The scenic landscape along this circuit has contributed to the sharp rise in real estate in this area over the past few years.
The area encompassed within the 20km stretch of the GB road is peppered with a number of schools and colleges, including Hiranandani Foundation School (HFS), Sri Ma Vidyalaya, and Tatvagyan Vidyapeeth.