Mumbra

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Mumbra (Mumbra Devi)

Mumbra Devi
Town/Suburb
Sunrise view of Mumbra
Sunrise view of Mumbra
Mumbra (Mumbra Devi) is located in Maharashtra
Mumbra (Mumbra Devi)
Mumbra (Mumbra Devi)
Location of Mumbra in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°10′36″N 73°01′20″E / 19.176667°N 73.022222°E / 19.176667; 73.022222Coordinates: 19°10′36″N 73°01′20″E / 19.176667°N 73.022222°E / 19.176667; 73.022222
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictThane
MetroMumbai
Government
 • TypeShiv shena
Population
 • Total900,000
Language
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN CODE
400 612
Telephone code(022) 535, 549 and 546
Vehicle registrationMH-04
Lok Sabha constituencyKalyan
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMumbra-Kalwa
Mumbra SunSet

Mumbra is a town and suburb of Thane district in Western India in the state of Maharashtra, within the Great Mumbai area.[citation needed]

History of Mumbra[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

In 1991 there were about 44,000 people.[3] 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.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The population of Mumbra is 900,000 in the Thane urban agglomeration.[5] About 80% of Mumbra's residents are Muslim.[3][4]

Religions in Mumbra
Religion Percent
muslim
85%
Buddhists
8.6%
hindu
3%
Christians
1.4%
Jains
1.7%
Others†
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Transport[edit]

Bus service is available through the Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) and Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT).[6]

Rail service is available at the Mumbra railway station.[7] Mumbra is 29 kilometres (18 mi) from the Mumbai airport.[8]

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.[citation needed]

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Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (contributor) (1993). Metropolitan planning and management in the developing world: spatial decentralization policy in Bombay and Cairo. UN-HABITAT. pp. 39–40. ISBN 9211312337.
  2. ^ Mumbracity.com online portal on Mumbra
  3. ^ a b "Thane building collapse: Mumbra tragedy a fallout of illegal construction boom". Indian Express. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Lesson from Mumbra". Hindustan Times. 24 November 2011.
  5. ^ Peer, Basharat (19 June 2015) In India’s largest Muslim ghetto. The Hindu. Retrieved on 30 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Direct Mumbra-Vashi bus service from today". Times of India. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Mumbra Local Station Information". Mumba Life Life. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Distance from Mumbra to domestic airport at Mumbai". Distances Between. Retrieved 9 April 2013.

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