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Node of Navi Mumbai
Ulwe is located in Mumbai
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°58′34″N 73°03′08″E / 18.976063°N 73.052294°E / 18.976063; 73.052294Coordinates: 18°58′34″N 73°03′08″E / 18.976063°N 73.052294°E / 18.976063; 73.052294
Sub districtPanvel
MetroMumbai Suburbs
Founded byfarmers and fishermen of Agri ,koli,karadi peoples of villages which resides to sea cost line.
 • OfficialMarathi Language
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code022
Administered byCIDCO

Ulwe (also Ulwa, Ulva or Ulawe) is a node of Navi Mumbai situated at the edge of Panvel city . It is developed and maintained by CIDCO. It is located in Raigad district. Ulwe is going to be a major successful planned place to live after Vashi. It is soon going to come under the purview of the Panvel Municipal Corporation. The metro project of Navi Mumbai connects Ulwe prominently.

Ulwe has a sports complex with football, badminton, hockey, swimming pool and indoor stadium.[1] Ulwe has seen drastic increase[clarification needed] in property rate due to the geographical location and proximity of the proposed international airport, Seawoods-Uran railway line and a proposed trans harbor link from Sewri to Chirle village.[2]

Ulwe has big land parcels belonging to Reliance Industries Ltd. on which big residential and commercial activities are expected[by whom?] to start. The nearest railway station is the proposed Bamandongri railway station, named after the village settlement located in the node.

Many buildings and constructions are being developed in Ulwe.[3] CIDCO buildings are also being constructed in there. The Navi Mumbai international airport is nearby to Ulwe. A sea link from Sewri to Nhava Sheva is proposed.

Ulwe Port[edit]

Ulwe is situated at the Panvel creek and is at a distance of 6 miles from Panvel. There is a wharf at Ulwe. The old pier is in a dilapidated condition. This port is not approachable to big steamers. There are two seasonal sailing vessels for passenger traffic. Mostly these vessels are used for carrying vegetables and fruits to Mumbai. The chief goods exported from Ulwe are fruits and vegetables, rice, grain, salt, firewood and sand.[4]

Modern History[edit]

City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) a registered company under the company's act of 1972 and is responsible for development of the Ulwe node and all the other nodes in Navi Mumbai. The other nodes in Navi Mumbai are Vashi, Sanpada, Nerul, Seawoods, Kamothe, Kharghar, Panvel, Turbhe, Airoli, Dronagiri and Ulwe. Originally land parcels were owned by farmers in this node. CIDCO brought land from farmers and has been developing these land parcels. The Ulwe node has a river (Ulwe river) passing through the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport. To the north east of the node lies the Gahdi river. The node also has more than 300 hectares of mangroves.

Environmental Context[edit]

The nodes in the environmental perspective are very rich, with 300+ hectares of mangroves and two rivers. Rivers Ulwe and Ghadi pass through the Ulwe node in the proposed international airport area. Construction and development has only been possible after containing, diverting these rivers and mangroves. Approximately 200 hectares of mangroves will be destroyed for the upcoming international airport. The environmental clearance for the project has been given based on relocation or re plantation of these 200 hectare mangroves. Cidco has proposed a mangrove park north of the airport site. The river Ghadi is to be diverted altering its meeting point in the Panvel creek. Environmentalist fear flooding of Panvel area because of this alteration.

Karnala bird sanctuary is just below the Dronagiri node, south east of the node. The bird sanctuary is small, approximately 11.2 km. square. Along with Sanjay Gandhi national park and Tungerashwar sanctuary is the boundary of Mumbai Metropolitan region. Dronagiri fort is located in the southernmost tip of Dronagiri spread over an area of 17 km. square and is bound by karnjha river on the south-east. It lies between the town of Uran and karanjha. Port based activities take place around the area.


  1. ^ Banerjee, Falguni (25 November 2009). "Uran to Get New Sports Complex: Facility on the Lines of Balewadi Gets SAI, CIDCO Okay" (Sports News). DNA Syndication. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ The Economic Times (20 November 2012). "Ulwe in Mumbai emerges as top destination for realty investment" (News). Indiatimes.com. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Residential Projects in Ulwe".
  4. ^ Government of Maharashtra (25 December 2006) [1964]. "Ports". In Pathak, Arunchandra S. Kolaba District Gazetteer (E-book). (Maharashtra State Gazetteers). (E-book prepared by Nirmal Software Services Pvt. Ltd.). Maharashtra State, Bombay–4: Directorate of Printing and Stationary. Retrieved 26 September 2013.