||This article needs to be updated. (August 2014)|
Oshiwara river in Jan 2006
|Source||Aarey Milk Colony|
|- location||Mumbai suburban district, India|
|- location||Arabian Sea, India|
|- elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|Length||7 km (4 mi)|
|Basin||29.38 km2 (11 sq mi)|
Oshiwara River is a river in Mumbai, India. It begins in the Aarey Milk Colony, cuts through the Goregaon hills, across the Aarey Milk Colony before emptying into the Malad Creek. On the way it is joined by another creek near Swami Vivekanand Road, before picking up industrial effluents and sewage while crossing the Oshiwara industrial estates and slums of Andheri. Most of the call centres in Malad have been built on reclaimed ground at the mouth of the river.
After the 2005 Maharashtra floods in Mumbai, efforts are on to widen and clean up the river. Some proposals include converting it into a waterway for barges, setting up small farms on its banks and introduce biogas plants to convert waste into energy.