Malad is a north-western suburb located 29.32 kilometres from Churchgate is very well known for the famous beaches of Aksa, Marve and Erangal. The suburb houses the Raheja Group holiday homes, The Retreat and The Resort.
In the 19th century, Orlem was a hamlet of 12 families and in 1880 Fr. Joseph Maria Braz de Souza built a chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. Earlier many East Indian Communities were residents of the Kharodi, Rathodi, Mlawani and Marve villages. Original residents also included the Koli community in Marve, Malwani, Madh and Manori Islands.
Malad East is one of the few Mumbai suburbs that are clean and free of pollution making it lucrative to own a house here. Some of the well known residential complexes in eastern Malad are Govind Nagar, Pratap Nagar, Raheja Township and Mahindra Nagar, which was nominated as the second pollution-free locality of the city. Daftary Road, which connects NH 8 and the eastern side of Malad station, is amongst the most congested roads in Mumbai. Malad East has many educational institutions like Children’s Academy, Vidyalay, Fatimadevi, Velani Vidyalaya High School, Nutan, St. Francis English Medium High, Utkarsh Mandir, School and High Sanskar Vidyalaya.
Developers of flats in Malad East include Atul Builders, Lalani Builders, Agarwal Group, Lok Housing and Mittal Builders among others. The average rates for 2 BHK and 3 BHK flats in Malad East are INR 8500 PSF and INR 8700 PSF, respectively. The monthly rentals in eastern Malad are between INR 24 PSF to INR 26 PSF for a 2 BHK and 3 BHK, respectively.
The main road in Malad West is Marve Road, leading from S V Road to Madh Island Lands end, from where Versova can be reached within minutes by crossing the creek in a ferry. Orlem, is the oldest residential hub of western Malad and predominate with Catholics. Malad West has famous schools, such as St. Anne’s High School, Carmel of St. Joseph’s High School, St. Joseph’s High School and Ryan’s International School.
Malwani and Jankalyan Nagar, localities in Malad West are homes to the Sikh Community whereas the Malwani region is resided by the Muslim Community. Charkop, a large industrial hub, is populated by the Maharashtrian, Gujarati and Marwari Communities.
Malad West has become an IT hub and is home to a large working population. The Malad creek has been given to C L Raheja Group of Construction and is occupied by Mindspace, the largest BPO Park in the city. Flats in Malad West have been developed by renowned builders, such as Renuka Developers, Royal builders, Evershine builders and K. Rajeha constructions.
Average rate for flats in Malad West is INR 9350 PSF and for independent houses are roughly INR 9100 PSF. Residential plots in Malad West are priced at approximately INR 4260 PSF.
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