Kannanwar is a locality situated in Vikhroli east, on eastern express highway. Kannamwar Nagar is on the eastern side of the Vikhroli railway station and is known for buildings built by MHADA. It is considered as one of the biggest housing colonies in India and one of the biggest workers housing colonies in Asia.
Kannamwar Nagar lies somewhat in the centre of Mumbai and provides easy access to all cities through the roads that run through it. Agra Road , officially called the Eastern Express Highway connects it to Thane , Dadar , Chembur and Vashi . It is well connected by Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg on its western part which connects it to Bandra , Jogeshwari and other western suburbs.
A proposal for a bridge has been made, which is to be built over the Thane Creek from Kannamwar Nagar off the eastern express highway to Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, thereby providing a much needed third bridge linking Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The popular bus routes operating from this area are 394 and 397 (to kannamwar nagar), 353 (to Wadala), 354 (to dadar), 388 (to seepz depot) and 185 (to jogeshwari). From vikhroli west, Route No 7 (to Backbay ) is the most patronised.
In Kannamwar Nagar there are more than 300 Mhada Buildings
Many builders are approaching to change the face of Vikhroli. Ravindranath Tagore garden, Circle, Trikoni garden are very famous gardens in Kannamwar Nagar.
There is a proposal of Skywalk bridge connecting East to west due to lot of accident mishaps near the railway line crossing.
Kannamwar nagar in Vikhroli is typically middle class and peaceful suburb of Mumbai. In the next 5 years Kannamwar Nagar will be an emerging locality as many building are eying on development of Tagore Nagar.