About Navi Mumbai
Navi Mumbai (a twin city of Mumbai) is a city on the east of Thane Creek, and is the largest planned city on the planet with a total area of 344 sq km. The city limits stretch from Airoli near Thane in the north, to Uran in the south. The Vashi and the Airoli Bridges connect Navi Mumbai to Mumbai.
Navi Mumbai has a population of about 2.6 million. The costliest real estate and most highly developed areas of Navi Mumbai are Vashi and Nerul, while Kharghar and Ulwe are experiencing major infrastructural developments due to their proximity to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport.
The most common forms of transportation in Navi Mumbai are the red NMMT buses and Mumbai Suburban trains. NMMT buses are similar to the BEST buses except that they are operated by NMMC. BEST buses of the 500 series travel between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
The 10 km long Palm Beach Marg is a six-lane state-of-the-art road that connects Vashi to CBD-Belapur running parallel to the Thane creek. It is a twin of the Marine Drive.