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Mulund
Neighborhood
Mulund is located in Mumbai
Mulund
Mulund
Coordinates: 19°10′18″N 72°57′22″E / 19.17168°N 72.95600°E / 19.17168; 72.95600Coordinates: 19°10′18″N 72°57′22″E / 19.17168°N 72.95600°E / 19.17168; 72.95600
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
City (Ward)Mumbai (T)
Taluka/TehsilKurla[1]
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC)
 • Member of Legislative AssemblyMihir Kotecha, BJP[2](since 2019)
 • Member of ParliamentManoj Kotak
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi[3][4]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400080(Mulund West), 400081(Mulund East) & 400082(Mulund Sindhi Colony)
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH-03-XX-XXXX
Lower House constituencyMumbai North East(28)[5]
Legislative Assembly constituencyMulund (155)[6]
Websitemumbaisuburban.gov.in

Mulund is a suburb in the north-east of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is also a railway station on the Central Railway line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It is also the last railway station of Mumbai Suburban district on the central railway line. After this, Thane railway station comes under Thane district. It is nestled alongside the foothills of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park with easy access to the Eastern Express Highway and Navi Mumbai through the Mulund-Airoli Bridge. Mulund marks the end of Mumbai city.[7][8]

History

Mulund's history is said to date back to the time of the Mauryan Empire. Referred to at that time as Muchalind, its name changed to Mul-Kund which then modified to its present name.[9] At one point in time, the name Manglapuri was also associated with it.[9] It is said to be the earliest planned neighborhood of Mumbai city. In 1922, a zamindar, Jhaverbhai, who owned Jhaverbhai Narottamdas & Company, gave architects Crown & Carter the permission to design Mulund. Crown and Carter used a gridiron plan - one where streets are at right angles to each other - which extends from present day Mulund railway station to Panch Rasta road Junction in Mulund (West).[9]

Demographics

Mulund has a total population of 330,195 and a population density of 7,270/sq km.[10] It is a part of Mumbai's T-ward. Mulund has around 73,540 households.[11]

Economy

Mulund is home to a mix of a large number of industrial factories located along present day L.B.S. road. Some of which are pharmaceutical companies such as - Hoechst, Wellcome, Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson. Several engineering companies were also located in the, but eventually shifted out of Mulund. Their locations have been converted to shopping malls and residential apartment complexes altering the landscape and skyline. Johnson and Johnson factory still remains one of the avant garde modern architectural landmarks of Mulund. Other pharmaceutical companies have shut shop and moved on to different locations.[citation needed]

Entertainment

Kalidas Hall, Mulund
Kalidas Hall, Mulund

Mulund has a wide array of entertainment spots. From theatres (Kalidas Hall) to parks (Johnson & Johnson park and Sardar Tarasingh Garden) to shopping malls (R-mall and Nirmal Lifestyle) and a variety of cafés and restaurants.

Theatres and Culture

Mulund's Mahakavi Kalidas Natyamandir (named after classical Sanskrit Poet Kalidasa) is said to be one of Mumbai's theatre auditoriums.[12] In its main hall, it can seat up to 1540 guests.[12] Established in 1988, Kalidas Hall is one of the oldest theatres in Mumbai, yet it still remains very popular among Mulund residents.[13] Despite its putting up a huge array of shows - from plays to dances and classical music concerts- the hall is maintained in good condition.[12]

Parks and Greenery

Mulund has a total of 8 parks and gardens, thus there is always one near any locality in the suburb. [14] The most of popular of the parks are Chintamani Dwarkanath Deshmukh Gardens and the Johnson & Johnson Park.[14]Mulund also has hills which are frequently visited by nature enthusiast for trekking. Yogi Hills, connects Mulund to Borivali National Park and it is explored by many people all year around.

Mulund boasts a large sports arena complex at Sonar Bangla Garden, run by the BMC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brihanmumbai_Municipal_Corporation). This arena boasts a multicenter complex consisting of a children's playground, marriage halls, swimming pool complex, walking track, temple and various courts (tennis,cricket) etc., This complex keeps the health conscious and the sports enthusiasts busy with the various activities it offers for old and young alike (yoga classes, religious discourses). For the aged, it offers comfortable seating to enjoy a conversation with their peers.

Shopping

R-mall Mulund
R-mall Mulund

Mulund has many shopping malls that host a huge variety of brands and wholesale stores. R-mall is one of Mulund's most popular malls.[15] Mulund also provides a lot of choices with its street shopping. It also hosts a large amount of boutiques.

Transportation

A BEST AC Bus at the Mulund Check Naka bus station
A BEST AC Bus at the Mulund Check Naka bus station

Mulund is well connected to other suburbs and other cities as well by adequate network of trains, BEST buses and roads including a national highway.

Mulund Railway Station
Mulund Railway Station

Mulund Station falls on the central line of Mumbai railway. It is a stop for slow local trains as well as semi-fast local trains on the central line of the Mumbai suburban network. The Mulund railway station said to be a clean station. It won a Cleanliness Award, out of the total 42 stations on the Central Railway Line.[16] Under construction, Mumbai Metro Line 4 (WADALA - KASARVADAVALI), will be passing through Mulund's L.B.S. Road. [17]

Educational institutions

Notable educational institutions in Mulund include:

References

  1. ^ "Map of Mumbai Suburban District's Talukas". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Profile of Mihir Kotecha". Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  3. ^ "The Maharashtra Official Languages Act, 1964; Amendment Act, 2015" (PDF). lawsofindia.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Report of the Commissioner for linguistic minorities: 52nd report (July 2014 to June 2015)" (PDF). Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. pp. 34–35. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 December 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies & their Assembly Segments". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai Suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Talukawise Assembly Maps". mumbaisuburban.gov.in. Collector office, Mumbai Suburban District. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  7. ^ Nair, Divya Soman (24 December 2005). "The prince of suburbs". The Economic Times. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Mulund - The Prince of Suburbs - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  9. ^ a b c "Meher Marfatia: Of history, harmony and horticulture". mid-day. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Population of Mumbai in 2020". www.indiaonlinepages.com. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Mumbai Wards & Districts: Population & Density by Sector 2001". www.demographia.com. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  12. ^ a b c "5 Best Activities And Things To Do In Mulund". Travenix - Explore | Discover | Celebrate. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Renovated at Rs 28 crore, Kalidas Natyamandir yet to stage shows". The Indian Express. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  14. ^ a b "A Glimpse Into Life In Mulund | Runwal Group". runwalgroup.in. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Heading To Mulund? Here's Our Take On What To Do While In The Neighbourhood | LBB". LBB, Mumbai. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  16. ^ "MULUND STATION BAGS 'CLEANLINESS AWARD'". HOME TIMES. 21 April 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  17. ^ "Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority - Metro Line - 4". mmrda.maharashtra.gov.in. Retrieved 28 November 2020.