Mulund

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Mulund
Neighborhood
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
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
Metro (Ward)T
Taluka/TehsilKurla[1]
Government
 • Member of Legislative AssemblySardar Tara Singh, BJP [2] (since 1999)
 • Member of ParliamentManoj Kotak, BJP [3] (since 2019)
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400080(Mulund West), 400081(Mulund East) & 400082(Mulund Colony)
Vehicle registrationMH-03-XX-XXXX
Lower House constituencyMumbai North East(28)[4]
Legislative Assembly constituencyMulund (155)[5]
Websitemumbaisuburban.gov.in

Mulund is a suburb in the north-east of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is also a railway station on the Central Railway line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It is also the last railway station of Mumbai district on the central railway line, after this, Thane railway station comes under Thane district. 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 marks the end of Mumbai city.[6][7]

History[edit]

Historical records of Mulund date back to the time of Mauryan empire ruled by Prathestha Misr[according to whom?], the governor appointed by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.[citation needed] Mulund is the earliest planned neighborhood of Mumbai city.[citation needed] A gridiron plan was designed by architects Crown & Carter in 1922, which extends from present day Mulund railway station to Paanch Rasta road Junction in Mulund (West).[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Mulund is home to a mix of large number of industrial factories along present day L.B.S. road, some of which are the pharmaceutical companies - Hoechst, Wellcome, Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson. Several engineering companies were also located in the, but have eventually shifted out of Mulund. Their locations have been converted to shopping malls and residential apartment complexes altering the landscape and skyline. Johnson and Johnson factory still remains one of the avant garde modern architectural landmarks of Mulund.[citation needed]

L.B.S. Road which today is lined with two shopping malls, R-Mall and Nirmal Lifestyle.[citation needed]

Entertainment[edit]

Kalidas Hall, Mulund

Mulund has 4 major cinema halls, Carnival Cinemas (at R-Mall),Mehul theaters and PVR (at Nirmal Lifestyles). Mahakavi Kalidas, is the only auditorium in Mulund which regularly hosts Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi plays apart from musical shows.[citation needed] Mulund also has hills which are frequently visited by nature enthusiast for trekking. Yogi Hills,connects Mulund to Borivali National Park and it is climbed by many people all year around.

Transport[edit]

A BEST AC Bus at the Mulund Check Naka bus station

Mulund Station falls on the central line of Mumbai railway. 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. Metro IV which is currently under construction will pass through Mulund's L.B.S. Road.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

The population is around 750,000 according to the 2011 census data.[citation needed]

Educational institutions[edit]

Notable tertiary institutes in Mulund include:

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Mumbai Suburban District's Talukas". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Profile of Sardar Tara Singh". Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Profile of Kirit Somaiya". Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies & their Assembly Segments". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai Suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Talukawise Assembly Maps". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai Suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  6. ^ Nair, Divya Soman (24 December 2005). "The prince of suburbs". The Economic Times. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Mulund - The Prince of Suburbs - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 December 2017.