Shil Phata

Shil Phata is an area about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Mumbra, in the Thane cityof Maharashtra under Thane Municipal Corporation, India. Shil Phata is located east of Parsik Hills on the old Mumbai-Pune Road (National Highway 4).[1][2] It's a junction connecting Thane city to Navi Mumbai and Kalyan-Dombivali.

Shil Phata
Shil Phata is located in Mumbai
Shil Phata
Shil Phata
Coordinates: 19°08′45″N 73°02′36″E / 19.1459°N 73.0434°E / 19.1459; 73.0434Coordinates: 19°08′45″N 73°02′36″E / 19.1459°N 73.0434°E / 19.1459; 73.0434
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictThane
RegionMumbai MMR
Government
 • TypeThane Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400612, 421204
Telephone code022 [MTNL Mumbai]
Vehicle registrationMH-04 [Thane RTO]

Illegal housingEdit

It was the site of the 2013 Thane building collapse that occurred on 4 April 2013. 72 people were killed and dozens injured in the collapse of an illegal building.[3][4] Shil Phata was one of the locales within the Thane District where illegal buildings were demolished in 2010. In total more than 300 buildings were razed.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sunjoy Monga. The Mumbai Nature Guide. (2004). India Book House. p. 55.
  2. ^ Bhivandi - Kalyan - Shil Phata Project. Maharashtra State Road Development Company. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Thane building collapse: 2 developers arrested; toll touches 72". The Hindu. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Death toll in Thane building collapse mounts to 72." The Hindu Business Line. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  5. ^ "300 structures razed in Thane." New Delhi, India: Hindustan Times. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. October 8, 2010. HighBeam Research. Retrieved 6 Apr. 2013.