Govandi-Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai's assembly constituency with has 2.8 lakh voters. It comprises four large settlements - Bainganwadi, Shivaji Nagar, Kamala Raman Nagar and Lotus colony.

The television series Shaktiman was filmed here. Govandi (West), 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 (West) 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, Gajanand 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 (West) has its own Fire Station which serves the nearby areas. It also has Firemen colonies.The Postal PIN Code is 400043.

Population of Govandi is a mixed one with majority of Muslims.

Earlier, BEST had its old bus depot at Baiaganwadi, which was replaced by a new, bigger bus depot.

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