|• Member of Legislative Assembly||Mr. Vilas Tare|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Boisar is an industrial area in Thane district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located some 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Virar, on the Western Railway line of Mumbai Suburban Division Mumbai Suburban Railway.
Boisar is gateway to the largest Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) of Maharashtra, i.e. MIDC Tarapur. Boisar is gateway to Tarapur Atomic Power Station (T.A.P.S.), India's first nuclear power plant. T.A.P.S. houses two General Electric Mark 1 boiling water reactors (BWRs), each of 210 MW (since derated to 160MW), the first in Asia. These were constructed in the mid 1960s by the American companies Bechtel and GE near village Akkarpatti. A recent addition of two pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) each of 540 MW were brought online in 2005 and 2006, constructed by Larsen & Toubro and Gammon India. The PHWRs are commissioned by Nuclear Power Corporation of India. This nuclear power station is the largest power plant in India.
MIDC Tarapur is situated in Boisar, which contains over 1500 industrial units including global corporations such as TATA Steel, JSW Steel, VIRAJ Profiles etc. Tarapur also houses two large industrial estates Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, Tarapur Industrial Estate and Additional Tarapur Industrial Estate), which include bulk drug manufacturing units, specialty chemical manufacturing units, steel plants and a few textile plants.
Boisar is an important railway station on the Western Railway line of Mumbai Suburban Railway. Along with Shuttle/Memu/EMU(Local trains) services, a number of long distance trains also stop in Boisar.
Boisar has a good road transportation to the nearby areas as well as other cities too. Buses operate regularly from Boisar by MSRTC to local areas including Tarapur, Dahanu, Vangaon, Palghar, Makadchola, Umroli, Murbe, Dandi, Brahmanpur, and Nava Khadi. Long distance intercity buses connect to Thane, Nashik, Nandurbar, Bhusaval, Kolhapur, Pune, Satara, Paithan, Patoda, Shirdi, Aurangabad, and other cities.
Boisar includes a number of villages which have a number of residential colonies, housing complexes, commercial complexes including Ostwal Complex, independent housing units and cooperative housing societies. A number of high end residential projects sprawl in Boisar at affordable rate.
Boisar has a number of schools and colleges. In the past few years, a number of construction projects have broken ground in the region. Schools and colleges are being setup for the increasing population.
- 1. Atomic Energy Central School and Junior College -1
- 2. Atomic Energy Central School and Junior College -2
- 3. Atomic Energy Central School and Junior College -3
- 4. Chinmaya Vidyalaya
- 5. Tarapur Vidya Mandir & college, TVM
There are a number of hospitals situated in Boisar, along with numerous private doctor clinics and nursing homes.
- 1. TAPP Hospital, TAPS Colony
- 2. Boisar Nursing Home
- 3. City Hospital, Ostwal
- 4. Care Hospital
- 5. Om Hospital, Yaswant Plaza
Chinchini Beach and Tarapur Beach are the main tourist spots near Boisar. A number of resorts including Mamcha Gaon( Boisar East ), AmBrosia Residency and Spa etc are also open to tourists who want a great Weekend Outside the City. A number of gardens are inside Boisar.
Unlike other industrial estates, this industrial estate has a pleasant look due to the roads crossing at right angles and lots of small gardens adjacent to the boundary walls of the industrial units. The location near Mumbai Port/Mumbai Harbour (MbPT) and JNPT as well as proximity to Trans Thane Creek (TTC) MIDC, Vapi GIDC add a great value to this industrial estate. It is located on the most important rail-route, Mumbai to Delhi and the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, a part of the Golden Quadrilateral project.
Some of the prominent industrial units are Karamtara Engineering, D'decor (the worlds 3rd largest manufacturer of curtain and upholstery), Lupin (the world's largest manufacturer of the anti-TB drug rifampicin),Custom capsule Pvt.Ltd.(Manufacturing of Different sizes of capsules, world leader in veterinary capsules & manual Capsule filling machines), Tata Steel, Encorp powertrans (hot dip galvanizers), Jindal Steel, Aarti Drugs (anti-HIV drugs indinavir and nevirapine), Strides Arcolab, Camlin, S. D. Fine Chemicals, S.G. Synthetics Pvt. Ltd., Valeron textile Pvt Ltd, Siyaram Silk Mills Ltd, one of the best fabric manufacturing unit as well as Balkrishna Synthetics Asia largest processing unit, Indian Transformers Company Ltd, largest manufacturer of high voltage instrument transformers, Mudra Lifestyle Ltd., Bombay Rayon Fashion, Aceelene Suitings, Maharashtra Organo Metallic Catalysts (P) Ltd (India's leading tin specialty chemicals manufacturer), Pantaloon, Dicitex Decor, Sarex, Supertex, Sarex overseas, Vasudhara Dairy (Amul ice creams), Vadilal Dairy, Viraj, Lavino Kapur, Ganesh Benzoplast (virtual monopoly in food preservative sodium benzoate), A.M. Todd Company (the world's largest mint flavour company), Mukat Tanks & Vessels ( Steel Pipes ), Zenith Birla ( India ) Limited ( Yash Birla Group) Manufacturer of Steel Pipes / Tubes ( Black & Galvanized ), Melody Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. (Mfg for Anti Asthmatic API's & Bulk Drugs), Galaxy Surfactants, Novalux Limited, New Alliance Dye Chem Pvt Ltd (manufacturing sequestering agents) and Duratex Silk Mills Limited, Orient press ltd.
- 1. DNA Newspaper, Mumbai
- 2. Times Of India, Mumbai
- 3. Tarapur ki Aawaz
- 4. Palghar Mitra
- 5. Boisar Darpan
- 6. Navyug Palghar
- 7. Boisar Samachar