Vile Parle

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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; 72.83Coordinates: 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 code(s)022
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: [ˈʋile ˈpaɾle], also known as Parle (विले पार्ले), pronounced "Parle" or "Parla"), is a neighbourhood and also the name of the railway station in the Western suburb of Mumbai. [1] Vile Parle has a significantly strong base of Marathi and Gujarati population. It serves as the location of the first Parle factory[2] which ceased operations in year 2016. It also houses Terminal 2 (T2) of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.


Vile Parle is divided into two parts: Vile Parle (East) and Vile Parle (West) separated by the western railway line. The east-west boundaries of Vile Parle are from Juhu (West) to Sahar, Santacruz (East). The north boundary is Andheri and Santa Cruz (South). Vile Parle is also connected to JVPD scheme (Juhu Vile Parle Development scheme). Vile Parle West comes under K/W ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation while Vile Parle East comes under the K/E ward of the same.


The first Parle-G factory was established in Vile Parle

Vile Parle has now become a second major education center 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, at all hours of the day you see a constant flow of students into and out of Vile Parle.

Kingfisher Airlines maintained its head office, the Kingfisher House, in Vile Parle.[3][4] In 2012 Vijay Mallya was trying to sell the Vile Parle Kingfisher House.[5]

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. ^ "Ville 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.
  3. ^ "Contact Us Archived May 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine." Kingfisher Airlines. Retrieved on 25 August 2009. "Kingfisher Airlines Limited Kingfisher House Western Express Highway Vile Parle (E) Mumbai - 400099 India "
  4. ^ ENS Economic Bureau. "Jet, Kingfisher trying to fly in formation." Indian Express. Tuesday 14 October 2008. Retrieved on 25 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Kingfisher house, Gandhi relics up for sale? Archived 16 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine" Mid Day. 12 March 2012. Retrieved on 15 March 2012.