Mumbai is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India. With a population of approximately 13.66 million it is one of the most populous cities in the world. Along with the neighbouring suburbs of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it forms, at 18,950,000, the world's fifth most populous metropolitan area. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. Mumbai's port handles over half of India's maritime cargo.
Marol is a suburb in Andheri (E), Mumbai. Marol consists of the area Marol, Marol Naka, Marol Depot, Marol Pipeline, parts of JB Nagar, and parts of MIDC Andheri. Its proximity to the international airport makes it a prime business district. Located off the Andheri-Ghatkopar link road, it has good east-west connectivity. The area was inhabited from ancient times, and came under the hands of the Portuguese and then the British.