Mulund

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Mulund
मुलुंड
Suburb
Mulund is located in Mumbai
Mulund
Mulund
Coordinates: 19°10′18″N 72°57′22″E / 19.17168°N 72.95600°E / 19.17168; 72.95600Coordinates: 19°10′18″N 72°57′22″E / 19.17168°N 72.95600°E / 19.17168; 72.95600
Country India
State Maharashtra
District mumbai = Metro
Ward Kurla
Government
 • M.L.A Sardar Tara Singh
BJP [1] (since 2004)
 • M.P. Kirit Somaiya
BJP [2] (since 2014)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400080
Vehicle registration MH-03-XX-XXXX
Lok Sabha constituency mumbai (28) [3]
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mulund (155)[3]

Mulund (Marathi: मुलुंड ) is a suburb in north-east of Mumbai, India about 32 kilometers from it. It is also a railway station on the Central Railway line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway It is nestled alongside the foothills of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park with easy access to the Eastern Express Highway and Navi Mumbai through the Mulund-Airoli Bridge. Mulund is known as "Prince of Suburbs" due to its trendy lifestyle.

History[edit]

Historical records of Mulund date back to the time of Mauryan empire . In those days Mulund and nearby suburbs together were known as Muchchalind. Mulund is the earliest planned suburb of Mumbai city, a gridiron plan was designed by architects Crown & Carter in 1922, which extends from present day Mulund station to Paanch Rasta junction in Mulund (West). Mulund station falls on the central line of Mumbai. While traveling by Railway from CST, previous Railway station is Nahur & next is Thane.

Mulund was home to a cosmopolitan mix of large number of educated middle class residents and several industrial factories along present day L.B.S. road, some of which are the pharmaceutical companies - Hoechst, Wellcome, Glaxo, Merind and Johnson & Johnson. Engineering companies like Richardson Cruddas, Bombay Oxygen, Chicago Pneumatic, ACC, Agfa & Gabriel were also around. Eventually these industrial units have shifted out of Mulund and have been converted to shopping malls and luxurious residence apartment complexes altering the landscape and skyline. Johnson and Johnson factory still remains one of the avant garde modern architectural landmarks of Mulund.

Towards the late 90s this suburb acquired a new image with winds of globalization slowly reaching the people here. Old buildings and structures gave way to new malls and cineplexes. This change is most apparent along the L.B.S. Road which today is lined with two major shopping malls, R-Mall and Nirmal Lifestyle. Along the link road, there is D-Mart and the world-class hospital - Fortis Hospital. Skyscrapers have lined the landscape, replacing old factories that is new skyscraper of 45 floors in Sarvoday Nagar. Old tailors and garment cut-piece stores have given way to fashion boutiques.

Though Mulund today has become densely populated with than what it used to be, it still remains one of the greenest and safest places to live in Mumbai. The pleasant living conditions and easy access to different parts of the city and its outskirts, have attracted many new residents. The population is around 7,50,000 according to the 2011 census data.[4]

Discovery Offices tallest building under construction and when completed in Mulund and Eastern Suburbs (Mumbai)

Transportation[edit]

Mulund is well connected to other suburbs and other cities as well by adequate network of trains, BEST buses and roads including a national highway. Mulund is a stop for slow local trains as well as semi-fast local trains on the central line of the Mumbai suburban network. Mulund Depot is one of the major depot in Mumbai. Some major routes of BEST buses in Mulund are as follows:-

~ BEST Routes

> Ordinary/Limited Routes

  • 368 LTD : Mulund Depot to Prabodhankar Thackerey Udyan Bus Stn (Seewri)
  • 370 : Mhada Bus Stn Mulund (E) to Kelkar College
  • 373 LTD : Vaishali Nagar to Mahul Village
  • 391 : Mulund Rly Stn (W) to Khindipada
  • 396 LTD : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Agarkar Chowk Andheri Rly Stn (E)
  • 402 : Mulund Rly Stn (W) to Vaishali Nagar
  • 403 LTD : Mhada Bus Stn Mulund (E) to Agarkar Chowk Andheri Rly Stn (E)
  • 405 : Mulund Rly Stn (W) to Yogi Hills/Nimkar Society
  • 407 : Nimkar Society to Kelkar College(Mulund East)
  • 408 : Mulund Rly Stn (W) to Mahim Bus Stn
  • 409 LTD : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Sahar Cargo Complex
  • 412 : Mulund Rly Stn (W) to Ghatipada - N.L. Complex
  • 461 : M.P. Chowk Mulund/Mulund (W) Check Naka to Gorai Depot
  • 484 LTD : Mhada Bus Stn Mulund (E) to Tikuji-Ni-Wadi (Thane)
  • 495 LTD : Gawanpada Fire Brigade to Thane Rly Stn (E)
  • 512 LTD : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Nerul Bus Stn
  • 513 LTD : Gawanpada Fire Brigade to Vashi Rly Stn
  • 514 LTD : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to L & T Infotech (Mahape)
  • 617 Midi : Mulund Colony to Nahur Station

> Express Routes

  • C-42 EXP : Rani Laxmibai Chowk (Sion) to Dadlani Park (Thane)
  • C-44 EXP : Marol Depot to Pawar Nagar (Thane)
  • C-45 EXP : Ghatkopar Depot to Brahmand (Thane)
  • C-46 EXP : Marol Depot to Lodha Complex (Thane)
  • C-61 EXP : Mulund Depot to Mira Road Rly Stn (E)
  • C-198 EXP : Prabodhankar Thackerey Udyan Bus Stn (Seewri) to Cadbury Junction (Thane)

> Ac Super/Ac Super-Express Routes

  • AS-1 : Backbay Depot to Cadbury Junction (Thane)
  • AS-3 : Nehru Planetarium to Cadbury Junction (Thane)
  • AS-5 : Bandra Kurla Complex to Cadbury Junction (Thane)
  • A-8 EXP  : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Electric House (Colaba Depot) via. Eastern Freeway
  • A-13 EXP : Backbay Depot to Hiranandani Estate/Lodha Complex (Extn) (Thane)
  • AS-302 : Ghatkopar Depot to Cadbury Junction (Thane)
  • AS-422 : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Agarkar Chowk Andheri Rly Stn (E)
  • AS-458 : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Gorai Depot
  • AS-461 : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Borivali (West) Bus Stn
  • AIRPORT 2 : Cadbury Junction to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport via. L.B.S. Road (Evening to Midnight)

~ Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport Routes

  • 100 (NMMT) : Gawanpada Fire Brigade to Vashi Rly Stn
  • 112 (NMMT) : Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Karave Nagar Sec 46/48

~ Thane Municipal Transport Routes

  • 85 (TMT) : Mulund Railway Station (W) to Narpoli
  • 103/104 (TMT) : Mulund Railway Station (W) to Wagle Depot
  • 109 (TMT) : Kelkar College Mulund (E) to Shivai Nagar (Neelkanth Terminal)
  • 110 (TMT) : Mulund Railway Station (W) to Pawar Nagar/Kokanipada Chitalsar (Tikuji-Ni-Wadi)
  • 115 (TMT) : Mulund Railway Station (W) to Laxmi Park (More Wadi)
  • 120 (TMT) : Kelkar College Mulund (E) to Vrindavan Society
  • 121 (TMT) : Kelkar College Mulund (E) to Dharmachapada (Brahmand Society)

~ Vasai-Virar Municipal Transport Routes

  • 111 (VVMT) : Vasai Killa Bunder (Vasai Gaon) to Jai Ganesh Talkies/Mulund Railway Station (E)

Educational institutions[edit]

Mulund has one of the best tertiary educational institutes in Mumbai, Dayanand vedic vidyalaya Hindi High School has one of the best Hindi medium school [ Friends Co-Operative Education Society School], commonly known a F.C.E.S ] amongst students located in Mulund(W). Located in Mulund (West), the Friends Co-Operative Education Society School is another tertiary institution which is reputed for its specialization in the Commerce stream.

Mulund has several educational institutes in both English and Regional language mediums:

  • Mulund vidya mandir high school & junior college
  • Tarun Utkarsha Vidyamandir
  • Jai Bharat High School & Junior College (Est 1950)
  • Dayanand vedic vidyalaya Hindi High School west (Est 1954)
  • Friends Co-Operative Education Society School{Best}
  • Mulund College Of Commerce
  • Indian Education Society's KG, Primary and Secondary school (King George)
  • Lokmanya Tilak English High School(LTEHS), formerly Vaze school
  • Purandhare High School
  • CEDP Vocational Institute http://www.cedp-edu.com
  • Sau Laxmibai English Medium High-School (L.E.M.S)
  • H.K. Gidwani High School
  • Holy Angels' High School
  • Wamanrao Muranjan High School
  • Wamanrao Muranjan Jr. College of Commerce & Science & Bifocal
  • St. Pius X High School
  • St. George High School
  • V. G. Vaze College, Mithaghar Road, Mulund(E),
  • Sheth Karamshi Kanji English School
  • St mary's convent school
  • SIO's Vani Vidyalaya High school
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir
  • Sharon English High School
  • VPM's English and Kannada High School and College
  • J.A Meghani English High School
  • J.J Academy
  • S.M.P.R
  • Seven Isles Cambridge International School
  • N.E.S. International School, Mumbai
  • Rajeev Gandhi High School
  • Navbharat Nutan Vidyalaya
  • R.R.Educational Trust
  • Veer Sambhaji Nagar Hindi High School[5]
  • IMS India

Library, Reading Rooms & Shared Office Spaces[edit]

  • The Playce : A spacious co-working office for entrepreneurs & freelancers and a reading/study room for students. It also has an events space where Hackathons, Meetups & interesting events are hosted.
  • Apna Bazaar Library: This library is located on the second floor of the Apna Bazaar mega store on Nehru Road. Vast amount of books are available in various languages particularly Marathi books. The membership fee is also comparatively cheap.
  • Roxy Library : A circulating library with lots of books.

Hospitals[edit]

Clubs and associations, NGOs, NPOs[edit]


  • Sports(Football)and Cultural Association,Mithagar[FCM]

Sports for development organisations[edit]

Mulund Gymakhana, Navghar Road Mulund East, Mumbai, India

Rotary International Clubs in Mulund[edit]

  • Rotary Club of Bombay Mulund East
  • Rotary Club of Mumbai Salt City
  • Rotary Club of Bombay Mulund Valley
  • Rotary Club of Mulund
  • Rotary Club of Mulund Hills
  • Rotary Club of Mulund Hill View
  • Rotary Club of Mulund South
  • Rotary International District : 3140

Partners in service

  • Rotaract Club of Mumbai Mulund South
  • Rotaract Club of Mulund Vaze College
  • Rotaract Club of VPM College

News Paper[edit]

  • Mulund News Paper, is the largest circulated Gujarati newspaper of the suburb, published on every Tuesday. Link : http://facebook.com/mulundnewspaper
  • Middle Class News Paper, is Hindi Weekly Published on Every Friday from Mulund.
  • The Times Of Mulund Powai,a supplement of The Times of India,published every Saturday.
  • Speakout Newspaper, English Newsweekly Published on every Sunday from Mulund.
  • PNR Newspaper, the only multi-lingual paper published in Mulund.

Entertainment[edit]

Kalidas Hall, Mulund

Mulund has several cinema halls including Big Cinemas (at R-Mall) and PVR (at Nirmal Lifestyles). However, the single screen theaters like Mehul have lost their sheen in the recent years after the multiplexes have opened. Jawahar, the oldest theatre has shut shop and so has Deepmandir. However, the Jai Ganesh theatre in Mulund (E) has seen some renovation recently. Kalidas Auditorium is the only auditorium in Mulund which regularly hosts Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi plays apart from musical shows. Maharashtra Seva Sangh above Apna Bazaar on JN Road also holds a number of events particularly in the Marathi literary world.

The suburb is also home to several gymkhanas and fitness centres, including Mulund Gymkhana and Talwalkars. Kalidas Sports Complex is the major sports complex.

Mulund has two large shopping malls on LBS Marg, Nirmal Lifestyles and R-Mall. R-Mall is the first mall in Mulund and Thane. It also hosts a four screen multiplex called as the Big Cinemas. Nirmal Lifestyles is the largest mall with a number of stores like Shoppers Stop, and restaurants including McDonald's, and cafe including Manchester United Cafe Bar, Cafe Coffee Day, apart from six screen PVR multiplex. Cypress is one of the popular hangout place of youngsters in Mulund near Yogi Hills - also a shortcut to go Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Tulsi Lake. It is suitable for trekking.

Night life[edit]

Mulund is one of the few suburbs of Mumbai to boast of a vibrant night life. The centre of it all lies within Nirmal Lifestyles mall, near Nahur. Several western cuisine restaurants, along with some Indian restaurants are located within the mall, and it also has two nightclubs.Overall, the night life in Mulund has a sober and peaceful feel to it.

Eating out[edit]

Mulund has a varied range of restaurants and eating options from continental to desi style thalis, from the contemporary restaurant and bars, to the very popular foreign food chains. Nirmal Lifestyles, R Mall are home to most of these joints

Vishwa Samrat, Taste Buds, Amantran, Atithi, Sitara, Bansuri, Nisarg, Ram Punjab etc. are decent for Indian cuisine. A Pure vegetarian multi-cuisine fare is available at Exotic Flavors. Urban Tadka and Masala are contemporary Indian restaurants. Rajdhani, Rajthali & Rasoi serve some good Thalis. While Al Fresco seating is a crowd puller in Timbuctoo, the hooka and deserts do it for Mocha. Pop-Tates - R-Mall and The Fun Bar - Nirmal Lifestyles bring in the Pub style dining to Mulund.

Bombay Blues, Bistro Grill and Noodle Bar are worth a try. Pizza Hut, US Pizza, Dominos serve pizzas, while McDonalds has outlets in Nirmal Lifestyle, R Mall and opposite railway station west. Thai Chi serves some excellent Chinese and Thai dishes and so does Wok.

Coffee lovers can enjoy their coffee at 4 Cafe Coffee Day outlets at R Mall, Nirmal Lifestyles, Cypress and JN Road near Railway station and Mocha-coffee and conversations. Mocha has been officially closed. New outlets of the Chocolate Room have now opened.

Places of worship[edit]

Ganesh Chaturthi being celebrated at Sambhaji Hall, Mulund (E)

Main article : Places of worship in Mulund
Mulund is home to people from various faiths and as a result, there are a large number of temples, gurdwaras, churches and other places of worship.

R.P.F Temple Near Mulund-(E) Reservation Ticket Booking Center.
                   Ambaji Dham  Near Dyanshadna School,
                             TungareshWar Temple Near Sambhaji Ground.

Please see the related article -Places of worship in Mulund for details.

Parks and promenades[edit]

  • Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh Garden (One of the well maintained garden in Mumbai)
  • Tara Singh Ground(Yogi Hills Garden)
  • Kalidas Gardens (Sonar Bangla)
  • Sambhaji Garden
  • Johnson & Johnson Park
  • Lala Tulsiram Garden (Devidayal Garden)
  • Tara Singh Talao-Garden (Neelam nagar)
  • Dhingra Park (Mithagar Road)

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Sardar Tara Singh". Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Profile of Sanjay Dina Patil". Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "ACs and PCs in Maharashtra". Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mumbai's Population". Information on Mumbai Population. Indiaonlinepages.com. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  5. ^ http://bhimchauhan.blogspot.in/

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