The South Mumbai suburb of Dadar is synonymous with the grand festivities of Lord Ganesh, lovingly referred to as ‘Lalbaugcha Raja’, during September. Hordes of devotees from across the city and state, as well as other states, make the pilgrim’s journey to Lalbaug in Dadar where the larger than life and resplendent statue of the happy God is displayed. Dadar is also well known for the famous Shivaji Park which saw numerous gatherings of freedom fighters during the pre-Independence days, and intellectual as well as protest gatherings post Independence. Dadar is undoubtedly the cultural and historical soul of the city of Mumbai. It is no wonder then that it is one of the most sought-after residential locations of the financial capital of India. Yet, there is more to a desired residential town than just its history and culture. So let’s find out what makes Dadar a homebuyer’s dream destination in Mumbai.
The domestic and international airports are easily accessible from Dadar, being 8.8 km and 10 km away, respectively. Dadar is also close to numerous business hubs such as Nariman Point, Lower Parel and BKC which are 12.2 km, 4.3 km and 8.3 km away, respectively. The iconic landmark of Bandra Worli Sea Link is 8 km away. The eastern harbour and mudflats are a 15 min drive away from Dadar. There is literally no town or suburb in Mumbai more intermedial than Dadar.
Dadar is well-connected by road and rail. There are four main arterial roads passing through Dadar, which are easily accessible and provide north-south connectivity. The first two are Gokhale Road and Senapati Bapat Marg in the west which eventually connect to the Western Express Highway. In the east, we have Babasaheb Ambedkar Road and the high-speed Eastern Freeway which ultimately connect to the Eastern Express Highway. Numerous smaller, inner roads connect these major routes and provide wide connectivity to many suburbs and business districts.
Additionally, Dadar’s residents also enjoy the Monorail services which currently run from Chembur in the north to Wadala and will soon be operational up to Lower Parel in the south
Dadar’s already enviable connectivity is set to be enhanced further with the upcoming fully underground Mumbai Metro Line 3 which will connect Colaba in South Mumbai to Andheri in the north of Mumbai. This unprecedented metro line will connect all the main business districts in addition to connecting to main train stations. Prabhadevi in Dadar will be one of the metro stations closest to Dadar.
Dadar can trace its origin back to the 16th century when it was located on Mahim, one of the famed seven islands that made up Bombay. This tree-lined old town has many quaint sections such as Parsi colony and Hindu colony which retain their old world charm and old style architecture. However, many of the old chawls which were in dilapidated conditions have made way for modern residential towers while old style buildings have been revamped with newer refurbishments. Dadar has always enjoyed an identity as a cultural melting pot. Every festival is celebrated with great fervour and by all its residents, irrespective of religion.
All the cultural roots can also be seen in the numerous markets in Dadar. There are daily and even weekly markets in and around Dadar. The most famous is the wholesale flower and vegetable market near Dadar West station and the cloth market in the east and west. Loads of people from all over come to these markets.
Socially Mobile New Dadar
Today’s Dadar is a wonderful amalgam of the old and the new. Modern multiplexes jostle for audiences with single screen theatres, supermarkets vie for customers alongside the daily markets and local shops, and the old style houses and buildings command as much as attention as the new multi-storey luxury residential towers. Dadar is also close to Lower Parel which is home to Phoenix Mall and Palladium High Street as well as numerous pubs, restaurants and eateries. This brings a youthful vibrancy to the already dynamic town.
The Bandra Worli Sea Link has served to divert much of the daily traffic moving from north to south Mumbai away from Dadar thus reducing the everyday movement of people and vehicles. The Monorail has added a new dimension to travel and the upcoming Metro, when completed, will further enhance it.
Dadar’s proximity to the many business districts of the city has made it very attractive to developers as well as homebuyers. In recent years this has led to large scale redevelopment and construction in Dadar with many of the developers offering high end premium and luxury apartments loaded with most contemporary lifestyle contemporary. We at Ozone Group are proud to be part of this semi-transformation of Dadar with our flagship offering in the city called The Autograph. This 41 storey signature residential tower will feature 2 and 3 BHK luxury residences and cutting edge construction technology.
Located in Dadar East, The Autograph is close to the Monorail and Railway stations. Residences which begin from the 8th storey will enjoy 220-degree views of the cityscape and the eastern harbour. The amenities podium hosts an infinity pool, kids play area, banquet garden area, gymnasium and squash court. There are seven levels of parking, grand drop off lobby, concierge desk and highly automated smart building protection features. P51900009133 is the MahaRERA number of the project; prices begin at Rs. 3.56 Cr. for the 2 BHK and Rs. 4.9 Cr. for the 3 BHK apartments. Come live in the heart of Mumbai, surrounded by history, culture and luxury. Come live a signature lifestyle at The Autograph.