Govandi is a suburban neighbourhood in eastern Mumbai, India. Govandi railway station is on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.
The railway line passing through Govandi divides it into two halves, Govandi (North) and Govandi (South).
Govandi (South), with Postal PIN Code 400043/400088, has an excellent infrastructure, with close road connectivity to the Sion-Trombay Highway, on the eastern side. Deonar Village is home to the Deonar Telecom Exchange, adjacent to the Sion-Trombay Highway. The Telecom Factory Road, leading to Deonar Village, is home to contemporary modern housing complexes such as Mumbai Port Trust Colony(M.B.P.T), Runwal Centre, Navadurga Apartments, Neelkanth Gardens,Samarpan C.H.S, Hari-Kripa C.H.S Ltd., Babu Sheth Smruti CHS., Orchid Residency CHS Ltd., Trimurti C.H. S. Ltd., Raheja Acropolis, Dutt Guru CHS Ltd., Banganga CHS, Patwardhan Colony, Sai Simran CHS Ltd. and Jeevan Mahal (built by "Jeevan Tukaram Patil" in 1969). The International Institute of Population Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Shah & Anchor Polytechnics are also located in the vicinity. The lush green belt also has many Banks like ICICI, IDBI Bank, Dena Bank, State Bank of India, apart from number of ATMs of Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, IDBI etc.
BARC's Hospital is situated further South after crossing the Sion-Trombay traffic junction. Many corporate houses such as Spanco BPO, Dukes(PepsiCo), Lakme, and USV Ltd are also situated here. Slowly this once sleeping village of orchids is turning in to concrete jungle and hub of commercial activities.
There is a Municipal Park an open space for citizens providing Jogging, walking facilities. There is a unisex Gym situated in the park used by many school children (who are also taught Karate). Many senior citizens spend their evenings in the park with their own groups.
Govandi (North) however, is in stark contrast to Govandi (South). The television series Shaktiman was filmed here. Govandi (North), which also houses Deonar Abattoir, has most of the colonies provided by the government to their staff. One of them is Teachers Colony (for Municipal school teachers). The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has about 90% of its staff quarters located here. Govandi (West) also houses a few cottage and small scale industries. Also housed are 600 tenements, with the New Deonar Municipal Colony, which has the biggest compound in Mumbai.
Notable landmarks in Govandi (North) are the Deonar Municipal Colony, Deonar Slaughterhouse, Tata Nagar, Gautam Nagar Plot 1 to 4, Lumbini Baug, Sankara Colony, Assisi Nagar, Indian Oil Nagar, MHADA Transist Buildings, Shivaji Nagar, Lotus Colony, Gajanan Colony,Kamla Raman Nagar, Zakir Hussain Nagar, Baigan Wadi, and Maharashtra Nagar, . It also has many Pharmaceutical companies such as Hindustan Biologicals, Manish Pharmaceuticals.Govandi (North) has its own Fire Station which serves the nearby areas. It also has Firemen colonies.The Postal PIN Code is 400043.
Earlier, BEST had its old bus depot at Baiaganwadi, which was replaced by a new, bigger bus depot.
As population of this area due to MHADA Transist Building is expected to be increased by 30% of GOVANDI(North) POPULATION by the year 2020, after full allotment of the premises/Flats in transit buildings some of these MAHDA transit buildings are still under planning, some under constrcution and allotement stages. To meet the minimal water supply PER CAPITA DEMAND of the new COLONIES along with CURRENT POPULATION of 280,000 NORTH GOVANDI(earlier the area's major population was Suffering from water supply problem since 1995 till 2011 ) MCGM had build a reservoir to fulfill the water demand for this area. This reservoir is one of the biggest reservoir in MCGM limit