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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.
|City (Ward)||Mumbai (T)|
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai|
|• Member of Legislative Assembly||Mihir Kotecha, BJP(since 2019)|
|• Member of Parliament||Manoj Kotak|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
400080(Mulund West), 400081(Mulund East) & 400082(Mulund Colony)
|Lower House constituency||Mumbai North East(28)|
|Legislative Assembly constituency||Mulund (155)|
Mulund is the earliest planned neighborhood of Mumbai city. A gridiron plan was designed by architects Crown & Carter in 1922, which extends from present day Mulund railway station to Paanch Rasta road Junction in Mulund (West).
Mulund is home to a mix of large number of industrial factories along present day L.B.S. road, some of which are the pharmaceutical companies - Hoechst, Wellcome, Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson. Several engineering companies were also located in the, but have 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 giants have sadly shut shop and moved on to different locations. mulund is a good place to live in
L.B.S. Road which today is lined with two shopping malls, R-Mall and Nirmal Lifestyle.
Mulund has 4 major cinema halls, Carnival Cinemas (at R-Mall), Mehul theaters and PVR (at Nirmal Lifestyles). Mahakavi Kalidas, is the only auditorium in Mulund which regularly hosts Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi plays apart from musical shows. 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. The National Park authorities have made some stricter rules and allow only those holding a valid entry pass to enter the forest area for trekking. This pass needs to be issued from Borivali National Park Office.
Mulund Station falls on the central line of Mumbai railway. 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 is a stop for slow local trains as well as semi-fast local trains on the central line of the Mumbai suburban network. Metro IV which is currently under construction will pass through Mulund's L.B.S. Road.
The population is around 750,000 according to the 2011 census data.
Notable tertiary institutes in Mulund include:
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