CBD Belapur is the third most developed node of Navi Mumbai after Vashi and Nerul. CBD Belapur has a fairly vibrant Central Business District that is moving some of the economy out of congested central Mumbai into the hinterland. Belapur is also one of the largest assembly constituencies from this region. CBD Belapur has been growing since the 1990s, and is now home to colleges as well as a number of technology businesses.
CBD Belapur is an acronym of Central Business District, Belapur. It was designed and developed in order to promote businesses. The Reserve Bank of India
maintains a branch office at CBD Belapur. This area is one of the fastest developing region in Navi Mumbai
in terms of new residential and commercial construction projects. CBD Belapur is well connected to Mumbai through train and BEST buses. It had Sea Link for traveling to Elephanta Caves from Sector 11.
This creek in the past has been a major site for sand mining, which after a long public and environmentalists' outcry stopped. But all is not well with this creek.CIDCO has allegedly allotted place for loading and unloading of sand for limited use but it is going on in uncontrolled way even being in the knowledge of all public departments whose officials are visiting the site and trying to find ways to stay away to pretend inaction. this is a major safety hazard and causing degradation of environment for residents staying in the vicinity.resident are raising their voice now and then but no body seems concerned to address the problem for improving the surroundings.
This creek has a beautiful lining of mangroves on both banks which is now under threat from the sand barons and land mafia who use patches (created by destroying mangroves and landfilling) along the creek to bring sand from other dredging sites (as far as Mahad
) and unload and re-distribute to the Mumbai city. Also, now lot of activities such as vessels repair, ship breakdown for scrap etc. are carried out on the land which is carved out of mangroves. Any activities within 50 meters of a mangrove is illegal, but the authorities remain silent; nature dies.