Mankhurd

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Mankhurd
suburb
Mankhurd is located in Mumbai
Mankhurd
Mankhurd
Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°56′E / 19.05°N 72.93°E / 19.05; 72.93Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°56′E / 19.05°N 72.93°E / 19.05; 72.93
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
MetroMumbai
Zone5
WardM
Population
 • Total674,850
Demonym(s)Mankhurdakar
Marathi
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Mankhurd is a suburb in eastern Mumbai, Maharashtra. Mankhurd railway station is on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.

Geography[edit]

The Mankhurd suburb is part of and the easternmost boundary of the municipal ward M-East.[1]

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Government institutions[edit]

The Navjivan Sudhar Kendra (aka Navjivan Mahila Vustigruh) is a shelter for rescued women (women rescued by the police during raids in bars and brothels). The inmates are sheltered here pending the resolution of their respective cases in civil and criminal courts. This institution has been in the news recently when 17 inmates escaped from the shelter.[2] In the subsequent investigation by both government and media agencies, the administration of the shelter has been thoroughly criticised. A report by a Mumbai High Court appointed committee calls it "a living hell".[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMC Ward Information". Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
  2. ^ "Mankhurd home escape shows security lapse". Times of India.
  3. ^ "A Living Hell". DNA Mumbai.