Karjat was recently added to the MMRDA plan giving a huge boost to infrastructure and connectivity. Discussions/development for providing water pipe connections from Morbe dam and a better electricity network and expansion of State Highways and road network is underway.
Karjat has been declared a Green Residential zone (G1, G2 zone AND Urbanisable Zone U1 ,U2 Zone)
The Karjat- Neral- Matheran area is nature at its best – picturesque with mountains all around. The winding roads lead you through hills, rivers and waterfalls amidst lush greenery
Current distance to Karjat from Dadar is 86kms, Panvel 42kms, Pune 110kms and Matheran is 15kms.
New Roads under development and future planning is set to reduce the distance from Mumbai substantially and reduce the travel time to less than a hour.
A new state highway from Panvel through the Matheran hills to Neral – via Bheemashankar mountains to Chakan is currently underway (about 60 % complete) reducing the travel from Panvel to Karjat by 21 kms (Currently 42 kms).
The state highway between Karjat and Murbad (via Kashele) is being widened to a 4 lane highway.
The proposed Trans-harbour link between Sevri and Nhava Shiva (near Panvel) will reduce the distance by 20kms. Alternately The proposed extension of the Mumbai Pune expressway till Sion via the Palm beach area will reduce the distance and the travel time substantially.
The film industry is moving to Karjat with large productions houses like N.D. studios, White feathers, Fox and Walt Disney expanding / acquiring huge tracts of land to for their film studios