Poisar River

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Coordinates: 19°11′00″N 72°49′59″E / 19.1833°N 72.833°E / 19.1833; 72.833
Poisar River
River
Country India
State Maharashtra
City Mumbai
Source Sanjay Gandhi National Park
 - location Mumbai suburban district, India
Mouth
 - location Arabian Sea, India
 - elevation 3 m (10 ft)
 - coordinates 19°11′00″N 72°49′59″E / 19.1833°N 72.833°E / 19.1833; 72.833
Rivers and Lakes of Mumbai

Poisar River is a river in Mumbai, India. It begins in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and empties into the Marve Creek and finally into the Arabian Sea. The river is nothing more than a mere stream when it begins and is contaminated with industrial effluents and sewage.

History[edit]

There was a time when the water was clean and the people used to use it for household purposes. In Mumbai, during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, the statue of the Lord Ganpati (Hindu Religion), was drowned in this river too. Nowadays, it is not done, since the river is dirty.

In 2006 during the major flood in Mumbai, Poisar river had flooded, and water had overflown the banks into a building compound, contaminating a Water Tank. Those living in the surroundings had undergone great distress following an outbreak of various waterborne diseases.

Structures[edit]

At Poisar bridge, under which this flows, there is a building 'Pra-Mira Apartments' overlooking this river. 'Sai Haven ' is another building on the banks. Recently, more high rise buildings have come up.

There is also the Jeri Meri Temple, on the other side of the Bridge.[1]

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