Mumbra (Mumbra Devi)
Sunrise view of Mumbra
|• Type||Shiv shena|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||(022) 535, 549 and 546|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kalyan|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Mumbra-Kalwa|
History of Mumbra
Mumbra was a flourishing shipbuilding center in early times. It was named after Mumbra Devi, the prime deity of Agri and Koli tribes. The Mumba Devi goddess temple is situated at the peak of the hill. During the 17th century Mumbra was the small village of Koli and Agri (fishermen tribes).
Much of the land around Mumbra was agricultural land until 1975. Between 1968 and 1975, Mumbai experienced significant population growth and greater population density. Then, about 1975, Mumbra's agricultural land was urbanized. This signaled an expansion of the greater Mumbai area, which realized significant population growth in the 1980s. Wafa Hill's "A, B, C" was one of the first planned Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) approved buildings developed in 1990's. Which lead the foundation for urbanization in Mumbra.
In 1991 there were about 44,000 people. After the riots of 1992 many Muslims fled Mumbai and settled in Mumbra; 10 Sq mile land was allotted by state Government under custody of state waqf board for resettlement of fled Muslims of different part of Mumbai. Later, it was found that State waqf board using allotted land for cheap renting or unauthorized use. there was also an influx of people from North India about that time.
The main source of Transport in Mumbra is Auto-Rickshaw. Mumbra does not have any bus starting from Mumbra Station and hence Auto-Rickshaws is the only possible conveyance.
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