Karjat is one of the fastest growing and most livable places on the out-skirt of Mumbai. Karjat is well regarded for its Green and Pollution free environment, relaxed and Multi-cultural lifestyle, with affordable accommodation and low cost of living. The proximity to the Up-coming International Airport and Nhava-Seva SeaPort has made karjat one of the preferred destination to have a property and to live in, On the other hand, many space extensive activities are no longer possible in urban areas because of high land values. Under this circumstances today excellent opportunity exists in land investment and development in Karjat.
Karjat enjoys a unique locational advantage. Karjat railway station is major rail terminus connected to Mumbai, Pune, and rest of the India through Central railway. The feasibility study for the extension of the suburban section on the Panvel-Karjat route has been approved taking into account the future needs of that region. Also, the new lines will cut travel time between Mumbai and Karjat, Karjat is also well connected through a web of National and state highways to Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and rest of the India. The development of the four-lane State Highway 38 (from Chowk to Karjat) and State. Highway 54 (New Panvel to Bhimashankar) is set to reduce the distance from Mumbai.
As karjat is part of Mumbai Metro region MMRDA has cleared Karjat for advanced urban planning with minimum FSI of 1.0. and cidco is being entrusted with town planning and implementation.
MMRDA has planned to develop a part of an area in Karjat-Khopoli belt as Recreational Hub. On the horizon are Twenty 20 league ground, Paint Ball Park, Theme Park, Amusement Park, Golf Course karjat has also become an educational hub with several institutes of Higher education being located here. Karjat has Engineering, Pharmacy, Medical, Management, Pharmacy, Advestising & Mass Media Institute (AICAR) affiliated to the AICTE & University of Mumbai and Oxford schools.
In recent years karjat has been growing faster in absolute numbers than any other city in India more people are settling now in karjat. Many farmhouses and residential colony are situated here.
Karjat is also very popular for pleasure visit during monsoon, and pej river . The river flows in all season (12 Months) for this reason many star category Resorts has come up in villages near to river like Bhivpuri, Karalewadi, Mandavane, Bhalewadi, Sawale, Kadav. This has attracted huge investment in form of land purchase and construction. For the same reason small farm house has doubled up as small resorts and slowly taking the shape of cottage industry, giving progressive growth to this villages.
For development of Mumbai-Pune Expressway, it is proposed to designate an area of about 800 ha. near village Chowk for the town Mega City Project as proposed by the Public Works Department.
On the other hand, many space extensive activities are no longer possible in urban areas because of high land values. Under these circumstances, certain degree of development in G-1 Zone is inevitable. The proposed D.C. Regulations therefore intend to permit certain selective developments such as farm houses, week-end houses on 2000 sq.m. plots, holiday homes, resorts, large institutions on minimum 2.5 ha. plots, film shooting sites on minimum 5 ha.Art Director Nitin Chandrakant Desai’s “N D STUDIO” is major attraction for Karjat and Hollywood studios are setting up mega studios and production facilities here.