|• MLA||Vilas Tare|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|• Total||More than 150,000|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The city currently has more than 1500 industrial units, including global corporations such as Tata Steel, JSW Steel, BARC, and the Tarapur power station. Tarapur Industrial Estate, a large industrial area, is located near Mumbai Port/Mumbai Harbour, JNPT, and the Trans Thane Creek (TTC) MIDC. This area accommodates companies producing chemicals, bulk drugs, steel and alloys, and textiles.
Prominent industrial units include:
Calyx Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (the world's largest bulk drugs manufacturing company), Indrox Global (P) Ltd, S.D. Fine Chemicals, Sarex, Ganesh Benzoplast (near-monopoly on the food preservative sodium benzoate), Galaxy Surfactants, and New Alliance Dye Chem Pvt Ltd. (sequestering agents).
Lupin (the largest manufacturer of the anti-TB drug rifampicin), Custom Capsule Pvt.Ltd. (different sizes of capsules and a world leader in veterinary capsules and manual capsule filling machines), Aarti Drugs (makers of anti-HIV drugs, indinavir, and nevirapine), Strides Arcolab, and S.S Pharmachem.
Steel and Alloys
Karamtara Engineering (with 4 manufacturing units), Tata Steel, Encorp Powertrans (hot dip galvanizers), Jindal Steel, Maharashtra Organo Metallic Catalysts (P) Ltd. (India's leading tin specialty chemicals manufacturer), Viraj, and Mukat Tanks & Vessels (steel pipes).
Dicitex Group (the world's fifth largest textile manufacturer), S.G. Synthetics Pvt. Ltd., Valeron Textile Pvt Ltd., Siyaram, Mudra Lifestyle Ltd., Bombay Rayon Fashion, Aceelene Suitings, Pantaloon, Lavino Kapur, Duratex, and Silk Mills Ltd.
MNC company, Kokuyo Camlin, Indian Transformers Company Ltd. (high voltage instrument transformers), Supertex, Vasudhara Dairy (Amul ice creams), Vadilal Dairy, A.M. Todd Company (the world's largest mint flavour company), Novalux Limited, Stellar Paints (industrial paints, insulating varnishes, and thinners), Orient Press Ltd., and Evershine Placements.
The first "Common Effluent Treatment Plant" (CETP) in Maharashtra was built at Tarapur. The Tarapur Industrial Manufacturers' Association is responsible for planting samplings.
Boisar is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Virar on the Western Railway line of Mumbai Suburban Railway. Boisar can be reached by Shuttle/MEMU trains from Virar, as well as Churchgate-Dahanu local trains, and some long-distance trains as noted below. By road, Boisar can be reached by taking the National Highway NH-8, 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Chilhar Phata. There are regular state transport buses from Boisar to Palghar, Thane, Bhiwandi, and Wada.
An average of nearly 77,000 commuters travel the 63.8 km from Dahanu Road to Mumbai every day on shuttle services via Boisar.
Mumbai Suburban EMU Services became available on April 16, 2013.
The following long-distance trains stop at Boisar.
- 1. 19037/38 Gorakhpur Avadh Express (Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
- 2. 19039/40 Muzaffarpur Avadh Express (Monday, Thursday, Saturday)
- 3. 16333/34 Veraval Thrivunanthpuram Weekly Express
- 4. 12935/36 Bandra Terminus Surat Intercity Superfast Express
- 5. 19143 Lokshakti Express
- 6. 19201/02 Secunderabad Porbandar Weekly Express
- 7. 19011/12 Gujarat Express
- 8. 19215/16 Saurashtra Express
- 9. 19023/24 Firozpur Janta Express
- 10. 22917/18 Bandra Terminus Haridwar Weekly Superfast Express
There are twenty MEMU services between Virar-Dahanu Road and long-distance passenger train services of Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Virar-Surat, as well as train service to Palghar and Dahanu Road.
By road, Boisar also has a direct State transport connection to Kolhapur, Satara, Karad, Pune, Thane, Paithan, Kalyan, Patoda, Bhiwandi, Aurangabad, Bhusawal, Nandurbar, Shirdi, Jawahar, Nashik, etc. With respect to Palghar and Dahanu, there are extra connections to Miraj, Ahmednagar, Ratnagiri, Dhule, Malegaon, and other destinations.
Asia's first nuclear power plant, Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS), is located 12 km from Boisar. There are four units currently operational at this location. The first two Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) type reactors, are the oldest commercial nuclear reactors in India. The two newer units are the largest Pressurized Heavy Water (PHWR) reactors built in India. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (B.A.R.C) is also located nearby and consists of a waste immobilization plant and a fuel reprocessing plant.
Tarapur Industrial Estate has proposed the creation of a gas-fired power station at the Tarapur Industrial Area.
Boisar has the following educational institutes:
1) Deep Education Society, which runs various colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai, including the SAS Institute of Management Studies (ranked 12th best MBA/MMS college in Mumbai University), Deep's MIDC College of Management (Graduation), and the AGS (B .Ed) & NAS Colleges (D. Ed), which grant degrees through Mumbai University
3) Shanti Ratan Vidya Mandir
2) Theem College of Engineering
3) Atomic Energy Central School
4) Tarapur Vidya Mandir
5) Chinmayya School
6) Chinchani Tarapur Education Society
7) Boisar Military School & Junior College
8) Don Bosco School
9)SHINE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
Tarapur Fort and Chinchini Beach are the main tourist attractions in the area. The famous resort Mamacha Gaon is located east of Boisar, near the national highway.
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