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Old chimneys give way to swanky high-rises in Mumbai’s Queen of the Suburbs

Prashant Thakur, Head – Research, ANAROCK Property Consultants

It was known primarily as an industrial destination with the presence of companies such as RCF and BARC. Today, Chembur is transforming rapidly into a premium real estate destination of Mumbai, with industrial units, dilapidated slums and old buildings being replaced by modern high-rise towers.

The Mahul creek, home to thousands of flamingos migrating from Gujarat every year from November to June, was once a major international port of Mumbai. The once gigantic hills near Trombay were gradually razed for various reclamation works in the city.

Proximity to a previously operational port played a key role in Chembur’s development as one of Mumbai’s major industrial locations.

Subsequently, Chembur also saw the development of small housing colonies for the working population to reside in, and the micro market started evolving as a residential location. Also due to proximity to the port,