at 90 ft road, Mumbai, 400086 India
Ghatkopar is a suburb in eastern Mumbai. The area is served by the railway station on the Central Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, and the metro station on Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro.HistoryGhatkopar was a quaint village in 1920’s and 30’s. It came under Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. It was not a part of Mumbai. Mumbai's limits were up to Sion only and Ghatkopar came under district Mumbai Suburban.Like all small community centers, Ghatkopar also had just one principal road connecting it to Mumbai on the South-side and Thane in the north i.e.; Agra road. It was surrounded by creeks and hills. There are two popularly known theories for the name Ghatkopar: It derived its name from the fact that it was the Kopara (Marathi for "Corner") of Western Ghats - Ghat-kopra. It derived its name from the fact that there were many Ghats (Marathi for "Small Hills"), small river near the Eastern Express Highway where a lot of salt pans were there near Ghatkopar, so when people use to direct the way to reach these places they use to call it. Gram deiwait of Chembur is Ghatoba, his temple is opposite to Glass factory currently opposite to shopper stop in the premises of petrol pump. The Name Ghatkopar is derived from the Marathi term ( घाटोबाचा कोपरा ) meaning corner of Ghatoba temple. Notable streets of Ghatkopar are named after renowned residents of the area like Navrojee lane named after Navrojee Sheth, Cama (Lady Cama Bai), Khot lane from people who ploughed and looked after farming activities of the place, Hingwala lane from a family that dealt in the Asafoetida business, Khokhani lane from a family of jewelers and whose descendants still reside there, Khetani chowk named after Durlabhji Keshavji Khetani a renowned industrialist and philanthropist whose descendants still live in Ghatkopar.
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