[ecis2016.org] Is it worth investing in a property in Thane? We provide a snapshot of the infrastructure in the region and the liveability quotient for home buyers
The central suburban region of Thane, which was once an industrial town, has outclassed most of the other growing suburbs in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). In a survey done by India Today on India’s best cities, Thane ranked ninth in the liveability index. Residential, commercials, retail and infrastructure developments, have been the catalyst behind Thane’s amazing growth. Wide roads, mega housing projects, lakes and an enviable view of the Yeoor Hills, have made it a preferred destination for home seekers. The city has a number of distinguished educational institutions, multi-specialty hospitals and malls and multiplexes, and their number is expected to grow, as the city expands.
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Schools and colleges: Thane has over 60 schools and more than five engineering, medical and law colleges. These include St John High school, Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania High School, Lodha World School and schools in Hiranandani Estate and Hiranandani Meadows.
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Hospitals and diagnostic centres: Over 50 government hospitals and dispensaries and over 15 multi-specialty hospitals. These include Jupiter, Bethany etc.
Connectivity: Thane enjoys impressive connectivity to every part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) through rail and road. The city is well-connected to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, various national highways and the Eastern and Western Express Highways.
Civic facilities: Wide roads; 35 lakes and multiple waterfronts.
Existing and proposed physical infrastructure
The success of Thane can be attributed to its ‘mixed-use, integrated development model’, which offers workspaces along with residential and retail infrastructure, as well as reliable power supply and connectivity. Some of the key focus areas for infrastructure, are provision uninterrupted power supply, development of flyovers/overbridges to ease traffic at the Majiwada junction and widening of roads.
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