Bhiwandi known as "Manchester of India" is a city in the Thane district of Maharashtra state in Konkan division, located at 20 kms to the north-east of Mumbai and 15 kms to the north-east of Thane city, that comes under the administration of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation. Bhiwandi is a part of the Greater Mumbai metropolitan agglomeration.
Bhiwandi is well connected to all parts of India through railways, roadways, airways, making seamless connectivity to each corner of India with the NH3 highway that passes through the city. Taxi & Auto rickshaws are also a mode of transportation available in city.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai is the closest international airport to the city, and with an upcoming airport at Navi Mumbai, it would prove to be a boon to the city, and would in a way direct majority of the crowd to move to Bhiwandi.
Bhiwandi is being considered as the next development region for MMRDA, which has developed other regions such as Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai Metro & Monorail Project, Eastern freeway and many other. With close proximity to Mumbai, Thane and to the regions where developments would be done by the MMRDA, Bhiwandi makes an ideal place for residential areas.
Bhiwandi has nearly about 9 lakh of the country’s 21 lakh powerloom machines, making it popular in itself. Metro 5 of the Mumbai Metro, also referred to as the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan corridor, is part of the metro system for the city of Mumbai, India, which too passes through Bhiwandi making it more favourable to for many to move in! It will be a connection between Thane to Bhiwandi and Kalyan in the eastern suburbs.
The MMRDA approved under construction flyover, will help already stressed commuters in reducing their travel time between the Bhiwandi Kalyan junction reducing it to 10 minutes.
Virar Alibaug Multimodal Transport Corridor a 79-km long corridor will connect Virar (Navghar) to Chirner (JNPT), playing a significant role in reducing the travel congestion, by carrying all the traffic from Virar towards Navi Mumbai.
Looking ahead in time, Bhiwandi would be one of the most developed cities, leading to many moving in to be a part of the place.