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Deonar

Deonar
neighbourhood
Deonar is located in Mumbai
Deonar
Coordinates:
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
Metro Mumbai
Zone 5
Ward M
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400 088
Lok Sabha constituency Mumbai South Central

Deonar is a suburb of Mumbai. It has gained prominence for being the location of the largest dumping ground in Mumbai[1] and also the location of city's largest abattoir,[2] Deonar Municipal Abattoir [3]

Contents

  • Important Landmarks 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Transport 3
  • Environmental Issues 4
  • References 5

Important Landmarks

India's largest abattoir is located in Deonar. It also has institutes like the Tata Insititute of Social Sciences (TISS) and International Institute of Population Sciences here. The other landmark here is the BSNL Telecom Factory. It also houses the premium residential complex Raheja Acropolis and some beautiful green bungalow societies like Saras Baug, Uday Giri, Vikram Jyoti, Datta Guru, Deonar Baug, Pawtwardhan Colony etc. There are several colonial bungalows like Raj Kapoor's Devnar Cottage.

Demographics

Deonar is mostly residential and has several government staff colonies like Teachers Colony (for Municipal school teachers).

Transport

The main public modes of transport are autorickshaws, taxi and BEST bus. Deonar has a BEST bus depot. The closest railway station is Govandi Railway Station to Deonar, and it is situated near areas like Chembur, connected via P L Lokhande Marg, and Vashi.

Environmental Issues

The location of the abbatoir, landfills along with the close proximity to industries like BPCL and HPCL has led to raising of several environment concerns in Deonar.

References

  1. ^ "Biomedical scam behind used syringes, bloody gloves in Mumbai?".  
  2. ^ Sukhada Tatke (2 December 2010). "Slaughter rates hiked by 50% at Deonar abattoir".  
  3. ^ Indian Express - http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/bmc-plans-rs-100cr-overhaul-of-abattoir/223403/ - Retrieved on December 3, 2010 Archived October 10, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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