Bandra-Kurla Complex hits sweet spot as top residential zone


With premium projects like Radius Project Bandra, Sunteck Signia Isles and Sunteck Signia Pearl in its kitty among many others, BKC (Bandra-Kurla Complex) is steadily coming into its own as a preferred residential real estate destination. The BKC was conceived initially as a major business district by MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) although residential projects are steadily coming up here now backed by strong demand. BKC functions as a major alternative to the CBD in Mumbai and has witnessed huge growth with several global and national companies operating out of the area along with the development of retail hubs and offices of multiple consulates. BKC’s scorching growth is majorly attributed to its central location to the north of the Mahim Creek and surrounded by Bandra, Kurla and Santacruz. The Kurla and Bandra railway stations are easily accessible and offer good connectivity via the Central, Harbour and Western lines of the suburban railway network.

The Western Express Highway and Eastern Express Highway are both accessible from the BKC while the domestic and international airports are also located nearby. There has been growth of a whopping 300% in commercial office units in the BKC over the last 10 years or so according to reports. The zone is well linked to airports and eastern and western corridors alike. It has well-planned internal roads along with a diamond bourse and hospitals like the Asian Heart Hospital. There are reputed schools here like the American School of Bombay, Mount Litera and Dhirubhai Ambani International School and also luxury hotels like the Taj, Sofitel, Hyatt and Trident. Top restaurants like Hemant Oberoi, Yauatcha, Boteco and Chain 1 are also situated here.

Most buyers in the area choose premium real estate units and prices have increased on the back of strong demand in recent years. There is abundant social infrastructure available along with all necessary amenities. The Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) has improved connectivity to Thane, Kurla, Chembur and Ghatkopar. The area is home to the Reliance Jio garden, MCHI ground and MMRDA grounds which host several festivals, exhibitions and events. There are several shopping options in nearby Linking Road and the Phoenix Market City mall at Kurla. Another mall is also being developed at BKC while there are is easy access to the Bandra-Worli Sea-Link as well.

There are two elevated roads being planned for decongesting traffic on the vital SCLR and one will run from Vakola Flyover to another flyover near the SCLR, passing through the Kalina University Junction. The other elevated road will run from MTNL Junction at BKC and will go till the LBS Marg flyover in Kurla. A 4-lane road is also being built to Chunabhatti from the Bandra-Kurla Complex. There will be a metro station in the area as part of the metro line proposed to SEEPZ from Colaba while the proposed bullet train project will have a station at BKC, linking it to Virar and Thane.