A capital may be chosen by an external force and may be declared as a capital. But, a true capital is formed naturally and over a period of time. And this is precisely the direction in which Kharghar is headed.
The Airport:- Over the past decade, Kharghar has made great strides of progress. The proximity to the Navi Mumbai International Airport has been a major contributing factor in this impressive transformation. The airport is slated to cater to nearly 60 million passengers per annum.
Transport & Infrastructure:- Its prime location is well complemented by its transportation and infrastructure. Kharghar is connected by the Harbour line railway. The upcoming Navi Mumbai Metro line (Phase 1) is expected to have 7 stops in Kharghar itself.
Adjacent to Kharghar, the Sion-Panvel Expressway connects Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, in less than 45 mins. The proposed 8-lane tunnel via Turbhe and a Coastal Road to the airport are expected to ensure quick travel.
Demographics:- One of the 14 nodes of Navi Mumbai, Kharghar is the most developed node. It has both luxury and affordable housing and is home to people from different economic, social, religious and cultural backgrounds, with a major chunk belonging to SEC A of the market.
Health Facilities:- Major hospitals like Fortis, MGM, Tata Memorial and Apollo are located in and around Kharghar.
Education:- Schools like DAV International, Ryan International, Fr. Agnes and Delhi Public School and colleges like NMIMS, SIES, MGM, ITM and NIFT are located in and around Kharghar.
Economy:- Info parks, business complexes, and commercial centres have already been established, while the upcoming CIDCO-commissioned, 345-acre Navi Mumbai Corporate Park in Kharghar is expected to create a floating population of over 1 lakh.
All this development is expected to throw open the doors to jobs in the allied sectors of entertainment, hotel and other knowledge-based sectors.
Recreation:- With the establishment of malls, cultural centres, jogger’s tracks, swimming pools and sports clubs, Kharghar offers its residents and its visitors great recreational and cultural activities. CIDCO’s 18-hole golf course and the colossal Central Park are two of the most famous landmarks of Kharghar. The city also comprises of forest reserves and waterfalls which is great for nature walks. Overall, Kharghar is a green, clean and soon to be smart megapolis. But perhaps most important of all is the safe neighbourhoods of Kharghar.
Historically, centres of great economic, intellectual and cultural activity have inevitably become the epicentre of power followed by the capital. Kharghar, a self-contained city within a city is on this path and is destined to be crowned the capital of Navi Mumbai.