Shil Phata

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Shil Phata
Shil Phata is located in Mumbai
Shil Phata
Shil Phata
Coordinates: 19°08′45″N 73°02′36″E / 19.145898°N 73.043361°E / 19.145898; 73.043361Coordinates: 19°08′45″N 73°02′36″E / 19.145898°N 73.043361°E / 19.145898; 73.043361
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Region Mumbai MMR
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 022 [MTNL Mumbai]
Vehicle registration MH-04 [Thane RTO]

Shil Phata is an area about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Mumbra, in the Thane district of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[1] Shil Phata is located east of Parsik Hills on the old Mumbai-Pune Road (National Highway 4).[2][3]

Illegal housing[edit]

It was the site of the 2013 Thane building collapse that occurred on 4 April 2013. 72 people were killed and dozens injured in the collapse of an illegal building.[4][5] Shil Phata was one of the locales within the Thane District where illegal buildings were demolished in 2010. In total more than 300 buildings were razed.[6]

See also: Illegal housing in India and Parsik Hill, Illegal Housing section

Transport[edit]

The Mumbra Railway station is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Shil Phata in Mumbra.[7]

Bus service was started in 2010 through Mumbra-Shilphata bus service, but may no longer be in operation. Shil Phata is a proposed route on the Mumbai Monorail line between Mahape and Kalyan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mumbra Shil Phata Distance. Distances Between. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  2. ^ Sunjoy Monga. The Mumbai Nature Guide. (2004). India Book House. p. 55.
  3. ^ Bhivandi - Kalyan - Shil Phata Project. Maharashtra State Road Development Company. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Thane building collapse: 2 developers arrested; toll touches 72". The Hindu. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Death toll in Thane building collapse mounts to 72." The Hindu Business Line. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  6. ^ "300 structures razed in Thane." New Delhi, India: Hindustan Times. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. October 8, 2010. HighBeam Research. Retrieved 6 Apr. 2013.
  7. ^ Shilphata Mumbra Railway Station Distance. Distances Between. Retrieved 6 April 2013.