Chakala

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Chakala

चकाला
neighbourhood
Chakala is located in Mumbai
Chakala
Chakala
Coordinates: 19°6′41″N 72°51′39″E / 19.11139°N 72.86083°E / 19.11139; 72.86083Coordinates: 19°6′41″N 72°51′39″E / 19.11139°N 72.86083°E / 19.11139; 72.86083
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
MetroMumbai
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Chakala (Marathi: चकाला) is a locality in the suburb of Andheri in Mumbai. It was a former station on the Salsette-Trombay Railway. It was dismantled after the rail line closed down in 1934. It is served by the Western Express Highway and Chakala stations on Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro.

The locality draws its name from Chaquelem, one of the 13 villages in the vicinity of Marol that converted to catholicsm in 1588 after the advent of the Portuguese on Salsette Island.[1]

Chakala is one of the most prominent industrial localities in Mumbai. Chakala also is home to many other small scale businesses and has proximal airport access.

Nepal Airlines has its Mumbai office in the Rathour House in Chakala.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Lopez, Rachel (8 September 2018). "Mumbaiwale: How did the Metro and Monorail stations get their names?". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  2. ^ "International Offices Contact Information." Nepal Airlines. Retrieved on 31 December 2011. "Mumbai (OfflineOffice), India Nepal Airlines Rathour House 101 First Floor, Andheri Kurla Road, Chakala, Mumbai"

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