Thane is one of the suburbs that are also coming up. But compared to others is it well equipped in terms of planning, development and infrastructure?
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  • I think Thane is easily one of the most vibrant suburbs on the Central Line and on all counts that you have mentioned there has been stellar progress over the last five/six years.
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  • one key issue of you are not marathi is that lot of me marathi kind of crowd in Thane and its defintaely not cosmo like the suburbs or town , Would be tough for non-marathi to live there.I feel Vashi is better that way.
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  • Originally Posted by mamba
    one key issue of you are not marathi is that lot of me marathi kind of crowd in Thane and its defintaely not cosmo like the suburbs or town , Would be tough for non-marathi to live there.I feel Vashi is better that way.


    I beg to differ on this one. I guess the entire scene of Thane has changed and will continue to change in the next few years. In the last one year most of the top developers have come in Thane and if you look at the demographics, people of all caste have purchased apartments here. Road infrastructure has developed, Railways has improved, Lot of retail and commercial activity is taking place. In fact the property prices on Ghodbunder road have almost doubled in the last one year.

    However Mumbai is also developing in terms of infrastructure so it totally depends in what context you are asking this question. If you are looking to stay, check out your workplace, if its in Mumbai, stay in Mumbai and if its equidistant then stay in Thane as quality of life is better. Investment wise you can write to me and I could suggest options in both Mumbai and Thane.
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  • I second this. Thane can't be pigeonholed as marathi place. Neighbouring Mulund was considered like that several years ago. Not anymore.

    Originally Posted by highrisemumbai
    I beg to differ on this one. I guess the entire scene of Thane has changed and will continue to change in the next few years. In the last one year most of the top developers have come in Thane and if you look at the demographics, people of all caste have purchased apartments here. Road infrastructure has developed, Railways has improved, Lot of retail and commercial activity is taking place. In fact the property prices on Ghodbunder road have almost doubled in the last one year.

    However Mumbai is also developing in terms of infrastructure so it totally depends in what context you are asking this question. If you are looking to stay, check out your workplace, if its in Mumbai, stay in Mumbai and if its equidistant then stay in Thane as quality of life is better. Investment wise you can write to me and I could suggest options in both Mumbai and Thane.
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  • I agree that Thane is high on Maharashtrian population and like many other communities they have their own habits and mannerisms but this is a pattern we have seen even in Gujjus, Tamils and Bengalis. The flip side is that most maharashtrians belong to the working middle and upper middle class who are quite active in asking for accountability. Just check how the TMC functions compared to our BMC. They are held accountable by people in Thane because of the bulk of working crowd (maharastrians and others alike) unlike business communities who are more concerned with making their money So the bottomline is not which language ur neighbor speaks but how you are able to relate to him/her. And yes Thane is changing to be more cosmo though I would still say there is a long way to go. It all boils down to how your immediate neighbors are.
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  • Compared to Mumbai Thane definitely seems like a more Marathi dominated area. Similar to Dadar or Vile Parle maybe. Not everyone is maharashtrian but, as a percentage there are probably more maharashtrians there as compared to mumbai. Also, personally I don't find the quality of life better in any way compared to Mumbai (excluding some areas). I find thane pretty conjusted (maybe more than mumbai) with all the old buildings and narrow roads. The last time I went to Thane, I found it hard to breathe for whatever reason.

    Just my personal opinion.
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  • Thane East is nice, with very less pollution. West, specially around station is horrible. Can't even think of going in evenings! But some areas like Brahman society etc are really nice and peaceful. New developing areas like Ghodbandar road are far away from station and the roads are most of the times conjusted.
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  • Originally Posted by ani_meher
    Thane East is nice, with very less pollution. West, specially around station is horrible. Can't even think of going in evenings! But some areas like Brahman society etc are really nice and peaceful. New developing areas like Ghodbandar road are far away from station and the roads are most of the times conjusted.

    problem with gb road is that it is far far away from station.half hour or so.and projects are coming up which are atleast 40 to 50 minutes from station.
    imo gb road is becoming more cosmopolitan as compared to other thane areas.the only problem is accessibility.
    kalyan is another upcoming destination to look for.plenty of land left and lots of projects coming up.it is going to be the next mulund.
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  • Originally Posted by versatile.me
    Thane is one of the suburbs that are also coming up. But compared to others is it well equipped in terms of planning, development and infrastructure?


    Thane is the easiest suburb that can be reached from Mumbai. Remember first train in India reached here. Is it cosmo or not? obviously it is.

    Regarding GB, its extended thane, surrounding is beautifill & developed bus there's issue of mass & cheap connectivity.

    Yes there's a traffic congestion problem is there because of cramped roads & heavy traffic thanks to TMC!!! But congestion is everywhere in Mumbai ... to name few .. Sakinaka.. Powai Hirananadani.. Western E highway.. Malad... Borivali.. Andheri, Versova .. Pedder Road. I wonder where it is not, wherever it will be not to purchase there you much be super rich.

    If you can then stay in Navi Mumbai its less populated but after few years it will become another Thane ... Wonder!!!

    Cheers
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  • If I drive car from Lower Parel after office, I reach in Ghodbunder Rd via eastern express highway earlier than my friend who stays in Four Bunglows
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  • Originally Posted by wealthcreator
    If I drive car from Lower Parel after office, I reach in Ghodbunder Rd via eastern express highway earlier than my friend who stays in Four Bunglows


    the 2 express highways in mumbai are the only 2 roads in mumbai who do not have traffic.

    even traveling from sakinaka to 4 bunglows, which is technically andheri area takes 1 hr.

    so any 2 end points on either highways is the fastest way to travel
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  • Originally Posted by mamba
    one key issue of you are not marathi is that lot of me marathi kind of crowd in Thane and its defintaely not cosmo like the suburbs or town , Would be tough for non-marathi to live there.I feel Vashi is better that way.


    Just to add here, thane is more like marathi immigrants from core mumbai.
    The entire marathi middle class who had small houses or rented houses in core mumbai, sold and settled in thane for bigger homes or homes they could own. This happened mostly during 1980s and 1990s

    Naturally the demographic is mostly of elderly people. But yes things are changing in last 5 to 7 years. ghodbunder road area is very vibrant and cosmo. Also it is less polluted than mumbai.

    Hope this will help in decision making
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  • How is load shedding in different areas of Thane like GB Road, Kolshet Road, Vasant Vihar, Majiwada etc? Also is water supply well-available?
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  • Originally Posted by Manoos
    Just to add here, thane is more like marathi immigrants from core mumbai.
    The entire marathi middle class who had small houses or rented houses in core mumbai, sold and settled in thane for bigger homes or homes they could own. This happened mostly during 1980s and 1990s

    Naturally the demographic is mostly of elderly people. But yes things are changing in last 5 to 7 years. ghodbunder road area is very vibrant and cosmo. Also it is less polluted than mumbai.

    Hope this will help in decision making

    Thw ord immigrants is sometimes grossly misunderstood. Thane always had mostly marathi population. Over a period of time more peopel settled from various parts of maharashtra and some moved from within Mumbai.

    The way MNS has used the word migrants, it looks like we are unsettled within the country.

    These things apart, Thane is fast integrating into Mumbai. However Thane is very big so till until the government keeps thinking of ring-rail, make sure you check the commute time as withing Thane you can spend 1 hour getting to the station.
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  • Originally Posted by Punit22
    CR has agreed to upgrade Thane railway station to wolrd class and the survey/revised development map will be completed in one year time, and actual work is likely to be commenced by 2011 end, this may improve the commuting and other facilites for thane resident

    The railway department is as such rubbish. They could not even evict the caterers to get good food on platform. In the name of redevelopment (also happening at dadar, cst, borivli, ..), they add 1 platform, add waiting room, 2 floors of station facilities, bigger ticketing office and maybe escalators (the best part). The basic cleanliness or toilets part remains unaffcted.

    For past 10 years I have been hearing of ring railway in Thane but TMC keeps giving false promises in absence of funds:
    http://www.msrdc.org/Projects/Mrts_thane.aspx

    The only good part in terms of infrastructure has been the bus services. The only way to make ghodbunder road accessible will be to run a metro over eastern express, through ghodbunder road off to western express. This will not need much resettlement and will be easier to implement. As opposed to this, the mmrda want to build from charkop to mankhurd, when the people over there dont want it (overground).
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