Hindu colony

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Coordinates: 19°01′15″N 72°50′55″E / 19.020841°N 72.848647°E / 19.020841; 72.848647 Hindu Colony is an old locality situated in the Dadar area of Mumbai, India. The locality falls in between Dadar and Matunga on the east side of the Central Railway Line. Traditionally, the area had been a locality of Maharashtrians, Catholics, Jews and Gujratis, though Maharashtrians were the highest by numbers. The Buildings were designed in a style which was prevalent in the pre independence era. British styled Buildings with service staircases and glimpses of Victorian architecture can still be seen.Redevelopment has lent a new look to most of the Colony.

The Colony extends from The Dadar TT Circle, more specifically from the Eastern End of the Tilak Bridge ( which connects Dadar East and West) to Ruia College. The Colony is typically designed with roads being identified as Lanes, totalling to 6.

The Dadar T.T. Circle is a traffic convergence area, and an important junction as well as a landmark. The term T.T. Originates from the tram terminus which was located here, in the British Era

B. R. Ambedkar's home, "Rajgruha", which he built in 1934, is in this area. Hemant Karkare, Chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad, also lived in the colony. After he was killed during 2008 Mumbai attacks, his wife continued to stay here.[1]

The important Dadar railway station is a 5-10 min walk away, as also is the Eastern Express highway (Dr Bahasaheb Ambekar Road).

Residents of this colony celebrate the grand Ganesh Utsav at the Bhagini Samaj ground. The celebrations include many competitive sporting events and renowned Marathi plays being hosted

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lata Mishra (Sep 30, 2014). "Karkare’s wife dies, gives life to others by donating organs". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2014-09-30.