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Matunga is a locality in the heart of Mumbai City towards downtown Mumbai. It is serviced by the Matunga Road station on the Western line and King's Circle, (officially named, Maheshwari Udyan) on the Harbour Line.
Matunga is a place where many culture grew and shared their hands towards the harmony and calmness of the locality. It is dominated with hindu population and have one masjid (mosque). The people are very friendly and warm. The local food stalls remain open till 12 midnight.
There are several other institutions like Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science, Commerce. Now new fields are also added in the college. And not only this but also Wellingker School of Management, Podar College of Economics and commerce, Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya, S.N.D.T. College, Amulakh Amichand School, Premiere School, Shree Dayanand Baalak and Baalika Vidyalaya, Pioneer School, S.I.E.S. School, S.I.W.S. School and few more.
There are many gardens and also gymkhanas where people spend time with their friends. These gardens are the beauty of the area. Five gardens, Nappu udyan, Maheshwari Udyan, Hoopers club, bhoot garden, matunga gymkhana, indian gymkhana and many more gardens make it greenest area o the city. It also consits of cotton technology centre, Dutt Mandir, Ram Mandir, shankar mattam, shiva temple, kannikaparmeshwari temple, gyaneshwar math, lakshminarayan temple, customs quarters, J.B. Vaccha School, Shraddhanand Mahila Ashram, Jeejibhoy centre for orphaned kids Size of matunga is not that big but these main amenities make it like best of the best area. People's heart is connected to the area, it's food, schools, colleges, gardens, shop's, market, closeness to the station. One thing very few people know about matunga is that matunga is the area where there is no meat or fish shop. One can get these things in the restobars only.
Matunga was among the first well planned localities of Mumbai. The Dadar-Matunga-Wadala-Sion plan of 1899-1900 was formulated to evenly distribute population as well as provide better living standards. Matunga has a juxtaposition of Irani cafes and Udupis and houses one of the oldest residents of Mumbai.
Matunga houses the Institute of Chemical Technology (erstwhile University Department of Chemical Technology), Guru Nanak Khalsa College, R.A. Podar College, Ramnarain Ruia College are some of higher education institutions located in Matunga, which are accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NACC).
In 1937, the general council of Salesians of Don Bosco approved a plan to buy 60,000 square yards (50,000 m2) land in Matunga from the Bombay Municipal Corporation. The Corporation approved the sale on July 16, 1937. The Salesians bought the land for Rs. 229,160. The Don Bosco High School (formerly known as The Catholic Educational Institute) run by them was shifted from the rented premises at Tardeo to the new Don Bosco campus at Matunga.
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