Deonar

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Deonar
neighbourhood
Deonar is located in Mumbai
Deonar
Deonar
Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°53′E / 19.05°N 72.89°E / 19.05; 72.89Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°53′E / 19.05°N 72.89°E / 19.05; 72.89
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
Metro Mumbai
Zone 5
Ward M
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400 088
Lok Sabha constituency Mumbai South Central

Deonar is an adjacent to Govandi, Mumbai. It has its own pin code (400 088),[1] post office,[2] and police station.[3] It has gained prominence for being the location of the largest dumping ground in Mumbai[4] and also the location of city's largest abattoir,[5] Deonar Municipal Abattoir [6]

Important Landmarks[edit]

India's largest abattoir is located in Deonar. It also has institutes like the Tata Insititute of Social Sciences (TISS) and International Institute of Population Sciences here. The other landmark here is the BSNL Telecom Factory. It also houses the premium residential complex Raheja Acropolis and some beautiful green bungalow societies like Saras Baug, Uday Giri, Vikram Jyoti, Datta Guru, Deonar Baug, Pawtwardhan Colony etc. There are several colonial bungalows like Raj Kapoor's Devnar Cottage.

Demographics[edit]

Deonar is mostly residential and has several government staff colonies like Teachers Colony (for Municipal school teachers).

Transportation[edit]

The main public modes of transportation are autorickshaws, taxi and BEST bus. Deonar has a BEST bus depot. The closest railway station is Govandi Railway Station to Deonar, and it is situated near areas like Chembur, connected via P L Lokhande Marg, and Vashi.

Environmental Issues[edit]

The location of the abbatoir, landfills along with the close proximity to industries like BPCL and HPCL has led to raising of several environment concerns in Deonar.

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