Panvel is the most populated city in Raigad district in Maharashtra, also known as the gateway of Konkan region. The development of Panvel was initiated to meet the housing requirements of employees working in the nearby industrial MIDC areas. Panvel is surrounded by some major Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) managed regions like Patalganga, Taloja, Nagothane, Roha, Khopoli, Bhiwandi. Panvel is strategically located on the eastern side of the Mumbai Bangalore National Highway (NH-4). The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Sion- Panvel Expressway, NH 4B and NH 17 start from here. It is well connected to rest of India by road and railway. Harbour line from Mumbai CST, central line from Diva / Karjat, western freight corridor from JNPT and the konkan railway line from Mangalore meet at Panvel. Panvel Railway Station comes under Mumbai division of central railway. Panvel is just adjacent to the proposed Navi Mumbai International airport. A Reliance SEZ is also coming up in the vicinity. Panvel is situated on the banks of Panvel Creek. Some of the Indian industry majors like Larsen & Toubro Limited, Reliance, Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd., ONGC, and IPCL are based around Panvel providing mass employment. It has a number of schools, colleges and hospitals to meet the needs of its residents. It has ICICI & HDFC Banks in close proximity. It is home to many educational institutes like Pillai’s Institute of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies & Research, St. Josephs High School, Changu Kana Thakur School and Jr College, DAV Public School, New Horizon Public School & many more. Owing to the strategic location, major transportation links, modern civic facilities & amenities, modern healthcare facilities and job opportunities, Panvel has now become one of the most sought after real estate destinations in Navi Mumbai for residential space buyers.