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The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is located at the Northern East end of the island city of Mumbai. Until recently known as Bombay, Mumbai is India's most cosmopolitan city, finance and business capital and home to the entertainment industry. Mumbai is a vibrant, pulsating metropolis, which affords diverse sightseeing opportunities.

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is located in the North-East of Mumbai near Anushakti Nagar Bus Terminus. Anushakti Nagar Bus Terminus is a landmark known to most taxi/auto drivers. The Centre is immediately adjacent to the terminus on the Western side.

Rail map of Mumbai for reaching BARC (mankhurd)
Map of suburban railway stations in Mumbai
How to Reach BARC

Entry points from the Mumbai city

  1. From Railway Dadar Terminal (Central/Western Railway)
  2. From Railway Terminal Bandra (Western Railway)
 

Road map of Anushakti Nagar

The following guidelines will help you reach the Centre either by road or by suburban (local) train from the main entry points of the city.

 

  1. From the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport  (Sahar) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airports (Santacruz)

    1. You may take a pre-paid taxi to Anushakti Nagar. The approximate distance is 25 km and the fare is about Rs. 250/-. It is always advisable to take a pre-paid taxi from the Domestic/ International Airport.

  2. From Railway Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST/VT)

    1. If you alight at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) formally known as Victoria Terminus (VT), buy a suburban train ticket (1st class or 2nd class) to Mankhurd railway station and board the suburban train (Central Railway Harbor Line) marked M, VA, BR, KD or PL. The journey time is approximately 55 minutes. Order of suburban stations on the route are Mumbai CST, Masjid bunder, Sandhurst Road, Dockyard Road, Reay Road, Cotton green, Sewri, Wadala Road, GTB Nagar, Chunabhatti, Kurla, Tilak Nagar, Chembur, Govandi and Mankhurd.
    2. Alight at the Mankhurd railway station and come out of the station on the east side (Platform No. 2 side).
    3. Take an auto-rickshaw (three-wheeler) to BARC North Gate.
    4. It goes via Anushakti Nagar Residential complex. After getting security clearance (gate pass) take the straight road upto North gate (end of the road).  Soon you will see BARC North Gate Reception.
    5. Approach the Security Officer at the North Gate of BARC and call the concerned official through the house phones.

  3. From Railway Dadar Terminal

    1. If you alight at Dadar Terminus/local station (both are adjacent to each other)
    2. You may directly take a taxi to Anushakti Nagar or BARC North Gate. The taxi fare will be about Rs.120/-. It is not advisable to take the suburban train from Dadar (Central Railway Main Line) in the evening after 3pm, especially on a working day.
    3. If you still wish to come by the suburban train (Central Railway Main Line), buy a ticket to Mankhurd railway station. This is a direct ticket and will be valid for the journey upto Mankhurd Railway station.
    4. Take a suburban train (Fast or Slow) which goes either upto Kurla station or passes through Kurla Station, and get down at Kurla station. Order of suburban stations on the route are Matunga, Sion and Kurla.
    5. Take the Foot over bridge then change over to Harbor line train on platform number 7 to take another suburban train (Central Railway) Harbor Line. Order of suburban stations on the route are Tilak Nagar, Chembur, Govandi and Mankhurd.
    6. Alight at Mankhurd railway station and come out of the station on the east side (Platform No. 2 side).
    7. Follow steps (2. c to 2. e) to reach destination.


  4. From Lokmanya Tilak (Kurla) Railway Terminus (Central Railway)

    1. If you alight at Kurla Terminus, you may take an auto-rickshaw (three-wheeler) to Anushakti Nagar or BARC North Gate. Auto fare will be about Rs. 50/-.
    2. If you wish to come by the local train buy a ticket to Mankhurd and board suburban train (Central Railway Harbor Line) from Tilak Nagar suburban station. Order of suburban stations on the route are Chembur, Govandi and Mankhurd.
    3. After alighting at the Mankhurd station, come out of the station on the east side (Platform No. 2 side).
    4. Follow steps (2. c to 2. e) to reach your destination.

  5. From Railway Terminal Mumbai Central (Western Railway)

    1. If you alight at Mumbai Central /local station (both are adjacent to each other)
    2. You may directly take a taxi to Anushakti Nagar or BARC North Gate. The taxi fare will be about Rs. 250/-. It is not advisable to take the suburban train from Mumbai Central (Western Railway) in the evening after 3pm, especially on a working day.
    3. If you wish to come by the suburban train (Western Railway), buy a ticket to Mankhurd railway station. This is a direct ticket and will be valid for the journey upto Mankhurd Railway station.
    4. Take a suburban train (Fast or Slow) which goes either upto Dadar station or passes through Dadar Station, and get down at Dadar station. Order of suburban stations on the route are Mahalaxmi, Lower Parel, Elphinstone Road and Dadar (West).  Take the Foot over bridge (towards East side) then change over to Dadar (Central Railway).
    5. Follow steps (3. d to 3. g) to reach destination

  6. From Railway Terminal Bandra (Western Railway)

    1. You may directly take a taxi to Anushakti Nagar or BARC North Gate. The taxi fare will be about Rs. 150/-. It is not advisable to take the suburban train from Bandra (Western Railway). A cheaper option would be to take an auto-rickshaw to Anushakti Nagar / BARC. Auto fare from Bandra Terminal will be about Rs. 70/-.
    2. Another option is traveling by bus (BEST buses) from Bandra Bus stand Route number 371 directly to Anushakti Nagar Bus depot.
    3. Walk towards west side (2-3 Minutes) and you will see the Anushakti Nagar Main Gate.
    4. Take an auto-rickshaw (three-wheeler) to BARC North Gate.
    5. It goes via Anushakti Nagar Residential complex. After getting security clearance (gate pass) take the straight road upto North gate (end of the road).  Soon you will see BARC North Gate Reception.
    6. Approach the Security Officer at the North Gate of BARC and call the concerned official through the house phones.

Note for visitors, travelling from the major Railway Stations: You may keep in mind the following order of proximity from the Anushakti Nagar/ BARC while alighting: Kurla terminus, Dadar terminus, Mumbai Central and CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or VT for Victoria Terminus), farthest being CST.