Ulwe (also Ulwa, Ulva or Ulawe) is a node of the city of Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, India. It is developed and maintained by CIDCO. It is located in Raigad district. Ulwe is going to be a major successful planned place to live after Vashi. It has attracted many people to buy property. The metro project of Navi Mumbai connects Ulwe prominently. Ulwe has rising land rates based on the pretext of a proposed international airport.
Ulwe has a sports complex with football, badminton, hockey, swimming pool and indoor stadium. Ulwe has seen drastic increase in property rate due to the geographical location and proximity of the proposed international airport, Seawoods-Uran railway line and a proposed trans harbor link from Sewri to Chirle village.
Ulwe has big land parcels belonging to Reliance Industries Ltd. on which big residential and commercial activities are expected to start. The nearest railway station is the proposed Bamandongri railway station, named after the village settlement located in the node.
Ulwe consists of 25 sectors and is located in the Raigad district which itself is one of the most thriving real estate markets in Maharashtra. Ulwe is developed and maintained by CIDCO.
South Navi Mumbai is expected to be driven by 5 planned infrastructure projects – Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Navi Mumbai Airport, Navi Mumbai Special Economic Zone (NMSEZ), Navi Mumbai Metro and Belapur-Uran rail link. Once the proposed Nhava-Sewri Trans-Harbor link is completed, Ulwe will be the closest link to Mumbai. It is well-connected to Seawoods, Belapur and Panvel by 4-lane roads. Ulwe shall have three suburban railway stations connecting Seawoods to Uran.
Ulwe offers seamless connectivity to Palm Beach Road (12.8 km), Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, CBD Belapur, Vashi and Mumbai-Goa Highway. It is about 35 kilometers from Mumbai via the Sion-Panvel Expressway. Ulwe is expected to benefit immensely by the upcoming Seawood-Uran suburban rail network which will connect it to the prominent corporate hubs through a mass rapid transport system.
Central One Mall, Inorbit Mall and Raghuleela Mall are some of the famous shopping malls located in Vashi close to Ulwe. Other than that, world class shopping avenues in Mumbai are just a short drive away.
There are several educational institutions located in adjoining areas like Belapur, Nerul and Palm Beach. These include Delhi Public School (Palm Beach Marg), Chatrapati Shivaji High School (sec-8 Ulwe), Aegis School of Business (Belapur) and Institute of Business Studies and Research (Belapur). Hospitals near Ulwe include Shri Balaji hospital located in Karave Nagar, Seawoods hospital located in Nerul and Babre hospital located in Uran.
In addition to reputed schools and hospital several financial institutions also have their branches set up in neighboring areas. These include Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, State Bank of India and Bank of Maharashtra.