ments and corollary social infrastructure, prices in the Navi Mumbai micromarket have climbed fast. During the first half of 2014, the price growth in Kharghar and Panvel, the most active markets, was 6% and 4% respectively. New projects are coming up mainly in localities like Kharghar, Taloja, Kalamboli and Panvel, where prices are relatively low in comparison with dense locations on the Thane–Belapur Road and the picturesque Palm Beach Road. As a result, all new housing units launched during the first half of 2014 were under the ₹ 75 lakh ticket size. The central suburbs, which currently account for 8% of the under-construction units in the MMR, witnessed their share in new launches almost double, from 6% in the first half of 2013 to 11% in the first half of 2014. Not long ago, this micro- market was perceived as a cheaper cousin of the western suburbs. Improved east-west connectivity through the Jogeshwari–Vikhroli Link Road and the recently completed SCLR and metro corridor have increased the appeal of this market. Further, the recently-completed Eastern Freeway has benefited commuters of this market the most on account of improved connectivity with the south Mumbai office markets.