Eastern Suburbs (Mumbai)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
East Mumbai
Precinct of Mumbai
Kanjurmarg
View of Kanjurmarg looking toward the South West
Location of East Mumbai
East Mumbai is located in Mumbai
East Mumbai
East Mumbai
East Mumbai is located in Maharashtra
East Mumbai
East Mumbai
East Mumbai is located in India
East Mumbai
East Mumbai
Coordinates (Kanjurmarg): 19°08′N 72°56′E / 19.13°N 72.94°E / 19.13; 72.94
Country India
State Maharashtra
City Mumbai
Wards L, ME, MW,
N, S, T
Area
 • Total 203.3 km2 (78.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,160,000
 • Density 20,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Eastern Suburbs: Population Growth 
Census Pop.
1971 1,194,710
1981 2,100,220 75.8%
1991 2,803,030 33.5%
2001 3,491,890 24.6%
Est. 2011 4,160,000 19.1%
Source: MMRDA[1]
Data is based on
Government of India Census.

East Mumbai consist the localities of Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Kurla, Powai, Vidyavihar and Vikhroli. To the south-east lie the neighborhoods of Chembur, Govandi, Mankhurd and Trombay.

Division

The city of Mumbai lies on Salsette Island. The long thinner protruding landmass just across the Mithi river is the oldest part of the city. This region is called South Mumbai. The area just north of Mithi river is called West Mumbai and the area that lies to the east of the airport is called East Mumbai. North Mumbai is further upwards just across the JVLR which is primarily a residential part of the city

Transport

Rail

East Mumbai is served by the Central Line. With the exception of Powai, each of the neighborhoods has a railway station. Kurla is an interchange point for the Harbour Line.

Road

The Eastern Express Highway (EEH) is a major road the runs along the border of East Mumbai.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg (LBS Marg) is a 21 km long, major arterial road in the East Mumbai. LBS Marg connects the neighbouring city of Thane with the neighbourhood of Sion in Mumbai.

However, connectivity from the Western part of the city is poor. The Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road, Jogeshwari - Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) and the Andheri-Kurla Road are the major road links between the Eastern and Western neighbourhoods. Santa Cruz – Chembur Link Road (SCLR) which was completed in April 2014 links Santa Cruz to Chembur.

Bus services are provided by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). There are bus depots at Ghatkopar, Mulund and Vikhroli.

See also

Notes

References

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Suburbs_(Mumbai)&oldid=829387046"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Suburbs_(Mumbai)
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Eastern Suburbs (Mumbai)"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA