Transportation in Panvel
The major freeways crossing the city are Sion-Panvel Expressway—the busiest and connects the city to NH4, Mumbai-Pune Expressway—also known as Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai-Pune Expressway, NH 4B, and NH 17. The responsibility to maintain these expressways is of CIDCO.
Old Panvel has less maintained and congested roads due to the inapt planning, whereas the roads of New Panvel are carefully planned and have wide traffic lanes for core roads. The development and maintenance responsibility for the roads of Old Panvel is of PMC and for the roads of New Panvel is of CIDCO.
Due to the good connectivity through the developed expressways, the city is a great trade and industry junction. The gateway of Konkan region, Panvel, provides the best transport services for the commercial and travelling needs of the natives.
Railway in Panvel
Panvel railway station is considered equivalent to the Mumbai railway station for those trains which does not cross Mumbai. It is the stoppage for 12 daily passenger trains, 13 pairs of non-daily express trains and 9 pairs of daily express trains. Apart from these trains, the Panvel railway station handles 116 suburban trains and an ample number of freight trains. The stoppage period differs from 5 to 20 minutes based on the halting purpose, as Panvel serves a crew change and locomotive restocking point as well for the trains running on Diesel and electricity. The local trains include slow and fast train services, which start running from early in the morning till late night making the life of busy timelines of the natives easier.
Buses in Panvel
- State transport does not only serves the commuting purpose of the natives and tourists, but also takes care of the postal mails, newspapers, distribution of medicines and goods transport. Besides all the hazards comprising hiked taxes, recurring losses and bad roads, it still retains its identity as the major transport service in the city.
- Above and beyond ST buses, NMMT serves an additional option to the commuters travelling towards Navi Mumbai. NMTC offers the various modes of payment, such as paper tickets valid for single journey, weekly, fortnightly, monthly and quarterly passes for daily travellers. It provides 50% discount for students and 75% discount for senior citizens. All fare needs to be paid in cash. Single journey fare depends on the distance of destination from the starting point.
You can get buses for Badalpur, Dombivli, Dadar, Kalyan and Thane from ST bus terminal and for Vashi and Thane from NMMT bus terminal. There are AC Volvo buses for Dadar from Panvel.
Sea Ports Near Panvel
Panvel Port: It is at 4 Kms driving distance from New Panvel. The total driving time is about 10 minutes.
Nhava Sheva Port: This port is also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Port and is at about 373 Kms distance from Panvel. Road drive takes approx. 6 hours to travel till this port. The commonly known name of this port is derived from the names of villages Nhava and Sheva situated near the port. The major exports from this port are textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and sport goods and imports are vegetable oil, few metals, machinery, chemicals and plastics.
Dharamtar Port: This port is about 39 Kms from Panvel and it is about 1 hour road traveling distance. The port is used for warehousing and supply of merchandises and is well equipped and cost effective.