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Mankhurd मानखुर्द
Suburb
Mankhurd मानखुर्द is located in Mumbai
Mankhurd मानखुर्द
Mankhurd मानखुर्द
Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°56′E / 19.05°N 72.93°E / 19.05; 72.93Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°56′E / 19.05°N 72.93°E / 19.05; 72.93
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
CityMumbai
Zone5
WardM
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
 • M.L.AAbu Azmi
Samajwadi Party (since 2014)
 • M.P.Manoj Kotak
BJP (since 2019)
Population
 • Total674,850
Demonym(s)Mankhurdakar
Bombaiya Hindi
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)022

Mankhurd (Pronunciation: [maːnkʰuɾd̪(ə)]) is a suburb in eastern Mumbai, Maharashtra. Mankhurd railway station is on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.

Geography

The Mankhurd suburb is part of and the easternmost boundary of the municipal ward M-East.[1]

Schools

Government institutions

The Navjivan Sudhar Kendra (aka Navjivan Mahila Vustigruh) is a shelter for rescued women (women rescued by the police during raids in bars and brothels). The inmates are sheltered here pending the resolution of their respective cases in civil and criminal courts. This institution has been in the news recently when 17 inmates escaped from the shelter.[2] In the subsequent investigation by both government and media agencies, the administration of the shelter has been thoroughly criticised. A report by a Mumbai High Court-appointed committee calls it "a living hell".[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "BMC Ward Information". Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
  2. ^ Narayan, V (12 September 2012). "Mankhurd home escape shows security lapse". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ "A Living Hell". DNA Mumbai.