Vile Parle

Coordinates: 19°06′N 72°50′E / 19.10°N 72.83°E / 19.10; 72.83
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Vile Parle
Vile Parle is located in Mumbai
Vile Parle
Vile Parle
Coordinates: 19°06′N 72°50′E / 19.10°N 72.83°E / 19.10; 72.83
Country India
DistrictMumbai Suburban
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code022
Vehicle registrationMH02
Lok Sabha constituencyMumbai North West (covers western part of the suburb)
Mumbai North Central (covers eastern part of the suburb)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAndheri West (covers western part of the suburb)
Vile Parle (covers eastern part of the suburb)

Vile Parle (IPA: [ʋile paːɾle], also known as Parla), is a suburb and also the name of the railway station in the Western suburb of Mumbai.[1] Vile Parle has a significantly strong base of Gujarati and Marathi population. It serves as the location of the first Parle factory[2] which ceased operations in the year 2016. It also houses Terminal 2 (T2) of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.


A village named Padle near Santacruz and Irle near Andheri and the station named Vidlai Padlai led to the name Vile Parle. In this village, there was a huge colony of Christians called Padale. The current southern village region has Bhandar Wada as an independent colony. The old road near Bhandar Wada and Padale joins the Sahar village via bullock carts. Hence there is a railway crossing at Padale.

The Wadias purchased Juhu and Parle. They signed a contractual bond up to 1843. The purpose of selling these 2 villages to Wadia was to increase the population and to increase the amount in the treasury. Wadia had to improve the living conditions in these villages by digging wells, and arranging for food, clothing and shelter in order to attract crowds and sustain a decent population. Wadia used to collect taxes from the villagers and pay them to the government. After him, Shri Barve and Shri Agashe were the chief managers of Wadia Trust.


The first Parle-G factory was established in Vile Parle

Vile Parle has now become a second major education centre after Churchgate to Charni Road area. The establishment and growth of a huge educational complex are financed by the Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal and Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association. Thus, a constant flow of students in and out of Vile Parle can be seen throughout the day.

One of the leading Indian confectionery and biscuit manufacturers, Parle Products was started in Vile Parle. There is still a factory in Vile Parle East and it is commonly known as Parle Biscuit Factory. In July 2016, Parle stopped operations at its Vile Parle manufacturing unit and will be replaced by its corporate office. Vile Parle also houses the Garware plastics factory. Vile Parle is quite famous for its huge number of shops and vendors on the so-called Market Road, which is always buzzing with activity.

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  1. ^ "Vile Parle Railway Station". Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Parle Factory". Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010.