Mankhurd


Mankhurd
Mankhurd
—  neighbourhood  —
Mankhurd
Location of Mankhurd
in Mumbai and India
Coordinates 19°03′N 72°56′E / 19.05°N 72.93°E / 19.05; 72.93Coordinates: 19°03′N 72°56′E / 19.05°N 72.93°E / 19.05; 72.93
Country India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Mumbai Suburban
Zone 5
Ward M
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Mankhurd (Marathi: मानखुर्द) is a suburban neighbourhood in eastern Mumbai, India. Mankhurd is serviced by the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It is the last stop on the line on Salsette Island before leaving for Navi Mumbai on mainland Maharashtra.

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Geography

The township lies on the Harbour Line and is the last stop in the city before Navi Mumbai. After Mankhurd, trains cross the Vashi Bridge before reaching Vashi, in Navi Mumbai. Mankhurd also has a railway line run by the Bombay Port Trust.

Unlike many of the railway stations in Mumbai, which have 'east' and 'west' sides, this station has a 'north' and 'south' side on either side of the railway track. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre's employee township "Anushakti Nagar", Naval Employee's Township, Mandala and Trombay are some nearby accessible places from the south side of this train station. BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) public buses serve this station. Metered and non-metered auto rickshaws are common sight outside the station. There is a civil colony- SPDC Colony located about 2 kilometres away from the station road.

Geopolitics

The place is the closest to the atomic reactor and the railway station was primarily built to cater to the atomic reactor logistics. The ruling MLA is Abu Azmi who is from the Samajwadi party. Majority of Mankhurd's population is below the poverty line.

Cleanliness issues

The surrounding region near the creek is covered by acres of mangrove swamps. A comprehensive clean-up operation was undertaken by councillor Chiragkumar Brahamabhatt.

Mankhurd
Next station south:
Govandi
Mumbai Suburban Railway : Harbour Line Next station north:
Vashi
Stop No: 15 KM from starting: 21 Platforms: 3

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