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Balkum, Thane

    Balkum is a well-developed locality situated in the eastern parts of Thane. It comes under the jurisdiction of Thane Municipal Corporation which takes care of the social and physical development of the city such as water and electricity, drainage system, construction and renovation of roads and highways. It has proximity to important places such as Expressways, Highways, Airport, Public Conveyance including metro connectivity, schools & educational institutes, IT Parks, commercial complexes, reputed mall & hospitals, restaurants, multiplexes & theatres, Amusement & Water Parks, and lakes & waterfronts. The transportation facilities have been improved and security infrastructure has been strengthened. Dhokali Naka, Majowada, Ashok Nagar, and Vardhaman Garden are its sub-localities. Other prominent localities situated close to Balkum are Dhokali, Kapurbawdi, Raheja Complex, Kharegaon, Kolshet, Kolshet Industrial Area, Thane, Kalwa, Manorama Nagar, Manpada, etc. Some of the key residential projects in Balkum are Runwal Garden City, Dosti Codename Landmark, Ovla Windson Heights, Piramal Vaikunth Cluster 2, Piramal Vaikunth, Dosti West County among others.


    Connectivity :

    In terms of connectivity, Dosti West County located at Balkum has three railway stations and the arterial roads that connect Thane to Mumbai’s key business districts. These include LBS Marg, Eastern Freeway, Eastern Expressway, Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, and Santacruz-Chembur Link Road.

    It has excellent connectivity to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which is located at a distance of 26.6 km via Mumbai-Agra National Highway/Eastern Express Highway.

    Diva Junction, kalwa, Thane and Mulund are its nearby railway stations. However, Thane junction is the major and nearest railway station to Balkum which is located at a driving distance of 4.8 km via Saket Kalwa Road.

    Mumbai Metro Line 1, Versova Andheri Ghatkopar Corridor is passing through the localities which include the stations such as Airport Road, Marol Naka Jagruti Nagar, Sakinaka, Asalpha, and Ghatkopar.

    It is connected with neighboring suburbs through Central and Trans-Harbour Line Suburban railway network.

    Major landmarks:

    S.T. Workshop

    Dosti Codename Landmark,

    Ruins of Our Lady of Mercy Old Church

    Kharigaon Parishak Chaupati

    Monolithic Brahma Statue

    Employment Hubs near Balkum:

    ThaneOne Corporate Business IT Park (3 km)

    Ashar IT Park (6 km)

    Odyssey IT Park (7 km)

    Amfotech IT Park (6 km)

    Kolshet Industrial Area (2.4 km)

    CBD Belapur (23 km)

    Proposed/Planned Infrastructure:

    Under-construction Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-V corridor.

    Factors for growth in the past:

    Close connectivity to Thane Junction, Mumbai, and International Airport, development of Industrial area like CBD Belapur, nearby IT Parks such as Thane One Corporate Business IT Park, Ashar IT Park, and Odyssey It Park, job opportunities due to the presence of IT Parks and Business District CBD Belapur, and Operational Mumbai Metro Line-1- Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Corridor have been a plus point for Balkum, driving residential demand and development in the locality. A large number of workforce visit the city for job opportunity want to have their residence close to their workplace. As a result, flats for rent in Balkum finds its proposed tenants.

    Factors for growth in the future:

    Balkum is emerging as an important residential hub of the city due to its proximity to Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, nearby localities via metro rail, and the business district like CBD Belapur. The under-construction Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-V corridor once completed will make the connectivity smoother.

    Infrastructure development (Social & Physical):

    Balkum possesses best-in-class infrastructural facilities: It has many reputed schools and educational institutions in its vicinity. Some of them are Sarvodaya Hindi School, Nav Bal Vidya Mandir Hindi School, Carmel High School, Orchids The International School, Rainbow International School, St.Xaviers English High School and Junior College, Hiranandani Foundation School, etc. It houses some good colleges such as Nett Paramedical College, Swayam Siddhi College of Management & Research, Saraswati Vidyalaya High School & Junior College among few.

    Healthcare facilities are good in the locality. Some of the renowned hospitals providing healthcare facilities to the residents of Balkum are Titan Hospital, Hiranandani Hospital, Vedanta Hospital, Bethany Hospital, Kevalya Hospital, Jupiter Hospital, Vedant Children Hospital to name a few.

    The locality has a good retail market with malls, shopping plazas, shopping complexes, retail outlets, stationery shops, and grocery outlets. These include Cosmos Mall, R Mall, Korum Mall, Infinity Mall, etc. It houses some retail outlets of national and international brands includes Shoppers Stop, Westside, Croma, Bombay Dyeing, Fossil Retail Store, etc.



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