Dosti Acres, Wadala East
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mumbai South Central|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Naigaon|
Wadala has several schools and some renowned institutions like Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), The University Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly The University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT)), Vidyalankar Institute of Technology(VIT), South India Welfare Society (S.I.W.S), Auxilium Convent High School and Khalsa College, located near one another. SNDT Women's University, Dr. Ambedkar Commerce & Law College also has a campus in Wadala West. The local college of Wadala is SIWS near the Wadala station. The largest bus depot in Mumbai, BEST's Wadala depot, is located here.
It also houses one of India's most renowned eye hospitals, Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital along with the BPT Hospital and the Ackworth Leprosy Hospital. The Ackworth Leprosy Hospital was established during British rule, and part of its complex is now given to an AIDS awareness organisation as well. The world's first methane generation plant was set up in the Ackworth hospital complex.
Wadala village lay on one of the Seven Islands of Bombay that were joined together to form the modern day Mumbai. The island was previously called by different names: Parel, Matunga, Dharavi or Sion.
The Dadar-Matunga-Wadala-Sion scheme of 1899-1900 was the first planned suburban scheme in Bombay. The Bombay City Improvement Trust which was set after a bill was passed in the British parliament, formulated this plan in order to relieve congestion in the centre of the town, following the plague epidemics of the 1890s. According to the survey plan, 85,000 people were to be accommodated in the developments in Wadala.
The plans regulated constructions with emphasis on proper sanitation. Buildings were to be three storeys high, and were to have open spaces between them. The land-use was planned to be a mix of residential, commercial and institutional constructions. Parks and gardens were planned, and the streets were well laid out.
440 acres (1.8 km2) of land was procured and leased to the Government for selling. For the first time housing cooperatives were formed to take advantage of newly developed land. The Parsi (Zoroastrian) and Hindu colonies in Dadar-Wadala were developed in this way.
In 1915 the Port Trust Railway opened the Wadala Ballard Pier railway line. Petrol and kerosene installations also came up in Wadala. The Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (formerly the Victoria Jubilee Technological Institute) moved to its present campus at Wadala in 1923. The Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly the University Department of Chemical Technology) was established in Wadala in 1934.
During the Civil Disobedience Movement, the Wadala Salt Works was raided by around 1,500 volunteers of the Congress party on 1 June 1930. The incident occurred after an appeal was made in the Congress Bulletin of 31 May, to challenge the 'British anarchy'. The government reacted quickly and 11 women were detained.
Wadala was once considered a central suburb of the city of Mumbai, but it is now well within the city limits. The area is bordered by Dadar on the West, Matunga on the Northwest, and Sewri on the South. The western areas of Wadala are covered by salt pans, which are on the shores of the Thane creek. On the Eastern border of Wadala, MMRDA has planned to construct a truck terminus, spread over 115 hectares (1.15 km2). Mumbai will have for the first time a centralized facility for the transport of goods by road.
Wadala has a large number of old temples, university campuses and is also home to a former world's largest IMAX dome theater. It is also home to the Vidyalankar Educational Campus, whose building design has won an international award viz. Designshare's Honour award. The BEST Transport Museum is also located at Wadala’s Anik bus depot. It features amateur mini models of BEST buses and the ancient trams.
Wadala is also known for churches, temples and dargas. Near the station is the 400-year-old Vitthal Temple built by Sant Tukaram who brought the idol from Pandharpur, home of the original temple of Lord Vithal. The temple is known as Prati Pandharpur (Pandharpur temple’s replica). One of the many one-day festivals in Mumbai has been held in this temple to devote Lord Vitthal on Ashadhi Ekadashi (According to Hindu Calendar) in June/July. Near this temple is the 15th-century Lord Ram temple and the Hanuman temple on the opposite side of the road. The Ram Temple also houses a marriage hall. Located on David S. Baretto Road is a Krishna Temple which also houses an orphanage. Wadala also has a Balaji Temple, that celebrates the Jatra festival each year in the month of January. Apart from these, there is also a Shiv Temple, a Devi Mandir and a small Gurudwara near the station.
The St. Joseph Church (Our Lady of Dolours Church) is situated on the D. S. Barretto Road, between Five Gardens and Wadala station. This also houses the St. Joseph's High School. Opposite is the Don Bosco Shelter which is a centre for the rehabilitation and education of underprivileged children. The Barkat Ali Dargah is located on a hill where the bridge connecting Wadala East to Wadala West ends. It is another of Wadala's landmarks.
The St. Dominic Savio Church is located in Wadala East. This church, built in 1981, was the first of Mumbai churches to be situated on the first floor.
Wadala (East) houses two cemeteries, the Bahá'í Cemetery and the Chinese Cemetery. These cemeteries were laid out in Wadala a long time ago, for the same reason that the Ackworth Leprosy Home was built at Wadala viz. Wadala was considered a distant suburb of the city.
A number of housing colonies exist in Wadala. Some of them are Bhakti Park, Dosti Acres, Eucress and Lloyd's Estate. Wadala East also has the BPT (now MbPT housing colony), a large sprawling colony for the port workers complete with a hospital. Near Antop Hill, the government of India established the Intellectual Property Office responsible for Controlling General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks in India.
About 2 kilometers from Wadala Station East, past the truck terminus, is Flamingo Bay. From 1994, lesser flamingos have been wintering here. From December to March, thousands of flamingos descend on the mudflats, a mile from the shore, to feed on the nutrient-rich marshes. The proposed Nhava Sheva bridge that will connect the island to the mainland has faced criticism from environmentalists, who allege that the habitat of these birds would be destroyed if the project is approved and completed.
Wadala receives electricity supplied by the BEST undertaking. Wadala experiences very few electricity cuts in a year, if at all. There are a number of schools, colleges and hospitals. There are police stations in both Wadala West and East. The Voice of Wadala is the neighbourhood newsletter, in print since 1988. One of the concerns for residents of Wadala is that it does not have any malls or supermarkets. For shopping, one has to use local shops, or travel to Matunga or Dadar.
Dadar is the first planned suburb of Mumbai. It is a densely populated residential and shopping neighbourhood. It is also a prominent railway and bus service hub with local and national connectivity.
Dadar is also a hub for the immigrant Marathi culture, which gradually replaced the native East Indian one, in Mumbai.Eastern Suburbs (Mumbai)
East Mumbai consists the localities of Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Kurla, Mulund, Nahur, Powai, Vidyavihar and Vikhroli. To the south-east lie the neighborhoods of Chembur, Govandi, Mankhurd ,Trombay and Wadala.Gurdaspur district
Gurdaspur district is a district in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, situated in the northwest part of the Republic of India. Gurdaspur is the district headquarters. It internationally borders Narowal District of the Pakistani Punjab, the Punjab districts of Amritsar, Pathankot, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur. Two main rivers Beas and Ravi passes through the district. The Mughal emperor Akbar is said to have been enthroned in a garden near Kalanaur, a historically important town in the district. The district is at the foothills of the Himalayas.
As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Ludhiana and Amritsar. Batala, with 31% of the district's population, is its largest city.Harbour line (Mumbai Suburban Railway)
The Harbour line is a branch line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway operated by Central Railways. It was named so because it catered to the eastern neighbourhoods along the city's natural harbour. Its termini are Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Andheri and Panvel on the CST-Andheri, CST-Panvel and Panvel-Andheri routes. The first section of the line, between Kurla and Reay Road, opened on 12 December 1910. In 1925, the line was connected to the then Victoria Terminus via an elevated rail corridor between Dockyard Road and Sandhurst Road. Suburban services to Mankhurd began in 1951. The line was later extended from Mankhurd to serve most of Navi Mumbai via the Mankhurd–Belapur–Panvel rail corridor in the 1990s. The stations in Navi Mumbai are well maintained and beautifully designed by CIDCO (City and industrial development corporation of Maharashtra ltd.) They have good facilities and are kept clean, better than other Mumbai stations. There are IT offices above the stations. The Railbridge connecting Vashi and Mankhurd railway stations running over Thane creek, parallel to road bridge has brought Navi Mumbai closer to Mumbai, boosting development of the region
The line is a double line and therefore does not have any fast trains on it. The line runs parallel to the Central Railway line till just before Sandhurst Road station where the line turns eastward and runs elevated up till Sewri. At Wadala Road, the line branches into two. The first line joins with the Western line at Mahim and terminates at Goregaon. The second line follows through Mankhurd into the city of Navi Mumbai, where it again branches out into two lines, one going to Thane and the other to Panvel. The first stop outside Mumbai is the township of Vashi.
The Mankhurd–Belapur–Panvel rail corridor that connects the suburban rail network to Navi Mumbai was commissioned in phases in the 1990s. Vashi was connected in May 1992, Nerul in February 1993, Belapur in June 1993 and Panvel in June 1998. The corridor was converted to double line in April, 2000. In 2004, the Trans-Harbour line was opened to the public. The line directly connected Vashi to Thane. This proved to be a boon for commuters of the two stations, who, until then, had to take a circuitous route via Mumbai city and had to change trains at Kurla.
The last direct current (DC) suburban local train ran on the Harbour line on 10 April 2016. The special train left Kurla at 11:30 pm and reached CST at 12:15 am. The iconic yellow-and-maroon DC local trains had their first service on 3 February 1925, when the first electric local ran between CST and Kurla ran on the Harbour line. The tickets for the last service were priced at ₹10,000 (US$140), with the proceeds to be donated to drought-affected regions of Maharashtra. The Indian Express reported that not a single ticket was sold. After the last DC service ran, Central Railway officially announced the completion of DC to AC conversion on the Harbour line.About 580 services run daily on the Harbour line. Approximately 208 of those are on the Thane-Vashi-Nerul-Panvel route and 172 of those run on the CST-Andheri route.On 4 September 2016, the last 9 car train was put into a sunset as all the trains were converted to 12 coach, which increases the carrying capacity of the line by 33%.Jawan Canteen Indo-Pak War 1971
Jawan Canteen, Dadar was formed to serve Indian Soldiers during the Indo-Pak war that took place in 1971. The Canteen was conducted by Wadala Junior Chambers (Founder- Gangaram Joshi) in 1971 under the guidance of Nanik Rupani who was then the President.Line 11 (Mumbai Metro)
Mumbai Metro 11 Cost-Sharing row hits Wadala-CST Metro Plan Metro 11 of the Mumbai Metro is part of the metro system for the city of Mumbai, India. The 14 km (8.7 mi) line from Wadala–CST. It is estimated to cost ₹8,739 crore.Line 1 (Mumbai Monorail)
Mumbai Monorail Line 1 is, as of 2018, the only current line in the monorail system for the city of Mumbai, India. It is also referred to as Jacob Circle-Wadala-Chembur line/corridor. Built at a cost of approximately ₹3,000 crore (US$420 million), the 20.21 kilometres (12.56 mi) line is fully elevated, and connects Jacob Circle in South Mumbai with Chembur in eastern Mumbai. Scomi Engineering built the line with local partner Larsen & Toubro; Scomi operates Line 1 on behalf of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).The first phase, built at a cost of ₹1,100 crore (US$150 million), consists of 7 stations from Chembur to Wadala Depot, and was opened to the public on 2 February 2014. The second phase consisting of 11 stations from Wadala Depot to Jacob Circle will be built at a cost of ₹1,900 crore (US$260 million). It is scheduled to open in March 2019.Line 1 is the first monorail line in India, since the Kundala Valley Railway and Patiala State Monorail Trainways were closed in the 1920s. When the second phase is commissioned, Line 1 will be the world's third longest monorail corridor, after the 55.5 km Chongqing Rail Transit Line 3 in China and the 21.2 km Osaka Monorail main line in Japan.Line 4 (Mumbai Metro)
Metro 4 of the Mumbai Metro, currently under early stages of construction, is part of the metro system for the city of Mumbai, India and is being developed by MMRDA and a consortium of international companies.The 32.32 km (20.08 mi) line is planned to be fully elevated, and is expected to consist of 32 stations from Wadala (Mumbai) to Kasarvadavali (Ghodbunder road, Thane) via Ghatkopar, Mulund and Teen Hath Naka, a popular traffic crossing in Thane. It is estimated to cost of ₹14,549 crore. Its construction ws expected to begin by June 2018.
It is expected to be completed in 2022 and is expected to provide interconnectivity among the existing Eastern Express Highway, Central Railway, Mono Rail, the ongoing Metro Line 2B (D N Nagar to Mandale), and the proposed Metro Line 5 (Thane to Kalyan), Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli) and Metro Line 8 (Wadala to General Post Office).
It will provide rail based access to the commercial, government bodies and geographical landmarks in Mumbai. Dedicated depots are planned in Owale land in up to an extent of 20 ha. and in Godrej Land in up to 15.50 ha. area. It will reduce the current travel time by between 50% and 75% depending on road conditions.Matunga
Matunga is a locality in the heart of Mumbai City towards downtown Mumbai. It is serviced by the Matunga Road station on the Western line, Matunga on the Central Line and King's Circle station on the Harbour Line.
Geographically, Matunga is surrounded by the Sion-Dharavi belt to the North, Mahim to the North-West, GTB Nagar to the North-East, Wadala to the East and Dadar to the South.Mumbai Metro
The Mumbai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, and the wider metropolitan region. The system is designed to reduce traffic congestion in the city, and supplement the overcrowded Mumbai Suburban Railway (colloquially called local trains) network. It is being built in three phases over a 15-year period, with overall completion expected in 2025. When completed, the core system will comprise eight high-capacity metro railway lines, spanning a total of 235 kilometres (146 mi) (24% underground, the rest elevated, with a minuscule portion built at-grade), and serviced by 200 stations.
As of August 2018, Mumbai metro consisted of 1 operational line (Line 1 - elevated metro from Versova to Ghatkopar), and 4 lines under various stages of construction.Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro system is operated by Metro One Operation Private Limited (MOOPL), a joint venture company formed between RATP Dev Transdev Asia (a 50:50 RATP Développement and Transdev joint venture) (70%) and Reliance Infrastructure (30%). While lines 2, 7 (under construction) and 4 (bidding in progress) will be built by MMRDA, the completely underground line 3 (also under construction) will be built by Mumbai Metro Railway Corporation Limited (MMRCL). The total financial outlay for the expansion of the metro system beyond the currently operational Line 1 is ₹821.72 billion (US$11.43 billion or €10.01 billion), to be funded through a mix of equity and bilateral, multilateral as well as syndicated debt.In June 2006, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the first phase of the Mumbai Metro project, although construction work began in February 2008. A successful trial run was conducted in May 2013, and the system's first line entered into operation on 8 June 2014. Many metro projects were being delayed because of opposition by political parties, late environmental clearances and land acquisition troubles. The proposed 15 km line would link Kalyan and Shil Phata with 13 stations, bringing metro connectivity to Kalyan East, Dombivli, Ambernath and Diva.
In another boost to connectivity, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to connect Mumbai and Virar with a Metro line.Mumbai Monorail
Mumbai Monorail is a monorail system in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, built as part of a major expansion of public transport in the city. The project is implemented by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). It is the first monorail in India since the Kundala Valley Railway and Patiala State Monorail Trainways were closed in the 1920s. The system started commercial operation after partially opening its Phase 1 to the public in 2014. Upon the completion of entire Line 1 in 2019 or later, the Mumbai Monorail is set to become the fifth-largest monorail system in the world.Shootout at Wadala
Shootout at Wadala is a 2013 Indian biographical-crime film written and directed by Sanjay Gupta. It is a prequel to the 2007 hit Shootout at Lokhandwala, and it is the second instalment of the Shootout film series. It is loosely based on the book Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia by Hussain Zaidi. The film features John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Sonu Sood
in lead roles. The film dramatises the encounter by Mumbai police in which gangster Manya Surve was shot dead. It took place at the junction adjacent to Dr. Ambedkar college, Wadala, Mumbai on 11 January 1982.
The film was slated to be released on 1 May 2013, but was released on 3 May instead, to coincide with the day that marked 100 years of Bollywood. The film released to mixed reviews from critics, and according to Box Office India, emerged as an "average" at the box office.Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood (born 30 July 1973) is an Indian film actor, model, and producer who acts predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Punjabi films.
In 2009, he received the Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for his work in the Telugu blockbuster Arundhati. In 2010, he garnered the Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and the IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg. In 2012, he received the SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Julayi. He is best known for roles in blockbuster films such as Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dookudu (2011), Shootout at Wadala (2013), Happy New Year (2014), Kung Fu Yoga (2017) and Simmba (2018).He also appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc.In July 2016, he established the production house Shakti Sagar Productions, which is named after his father, Shakti Sagar Sood.Tusshar Kapoor
Tusshar Kapoor (born 20 November 1976) is an Indian Bollywood actor and producer and son of veteran actor Jeetendra and younger brother to Ekta Kapoor. He is also the co-owner of Balaji Telefilms and Balaji Motion Pictures. His notable work include the romance Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001), the neo-noir action-thriller Khakee (2004), the comedies Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) and Golmaal - Fun Unlimited (2006), the biographical action crime film Shootout at Lokhandwala and the comedy thriller Dhol (both 2007), the comedies One Two Three, Golmaal Returns (both 2008) and Golmaal 3 (2010), the biographical musical drama The Dirty Picture (2011), the adult-comedy Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum (2012), the biographical-crime Shootout at Wadala (2013) and the supernatural comedy Golmaal Again (2017).Vadala Road railway station
Wadala Road, also spelled Vadala Road, is a railway station on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.
This station is infamous for deaths of people who are crossing the tracks. Previously, forty people were killed on the tracks here every year. After behavioral "nudges" were implemented, such as painting ties to help people judge the speed of oncoming trains, and adding pictures of men being run over, the number of deaths reduced to 10 each year.Wadala (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Wadala (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is one of the ten constituencies of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha located in the Mumbai City district.
It is a part of the Mumbai South Central (Lok Sabha constituency) along with five other assembly constituencies, viz Dharavi, Sion Koliwada, Mahim, from Mumbai City district and Chembur and Anushakti Nagar from Mumbai Suburban district.Wadala Cheema
Wadala Cheema is a village located in the Gujranwala district in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated on the bank of the river Chenab. Wadala Cheema is a good producer of rice and wheat. The grave of Jat saint named "Rodey Shah Chenwa Wali Sarkar" is in Wadala Cheema. An other grave of famous spiritual saint named " Bandharay Shah Sarkar"is also situated in this village .Bava sabir Hussain is also a most famous spiritual personality of this village. Some different castes live in Wadala Cheema, but the Cheema Jat caste is the most prominent. Manzoor Hussain Cheema, Shabir Hussain cheema, khizer abbas cheema, are well known personalities of this area.
They also took part in political activities. Wadala Cheema is also famous for brave soldiers like Col. Riaz Ahmed Khokhar (Shaheed) who embraced Shahadat while serving Pakistan Army in United Nations Peace Force - Sierra LeoneWadala Depot monorail station
Wadala Depot is a monorail station on Line 1 of the Mumbai Monorail located at Pratiksha Nagar in the Sion suburb of Mumbai, India. It was opened to the public on 2 February 2014, as part of the first phase of Line 1.
Wadala Depot is located near the Chunabhatti-Kurla junction of the Eastern Express Highway.Wadala Sandhuan
Wadala Sandhuan (Punjabi, Urdu: وڈالہ سندہواں) (Sandhuan also spelled Sandhwan or Sundhwan) is a town situated on the Gujranwala-Pasrur road in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Wadala Sandhuan is located at 32.11° North, 74.24° East. it is 232 meters (761 ft) above sea level and is nearly 18 km away from Gujranwala. This town belongs to Tehsil Daska and District Sialkot. The town is on the Gujranwala-Pasrur road, which allows logistical connections to the cities such as Pasrur and Gujranwala. It is in between Gujranwala and Pasrur. The town is home to grain markets which provides jobs for thousands of people. There are over 30 rice mills located in the area from which Shahid Butt Brothers Rice mill is one of the major market contributor. A Wheat Flour Mill owned the same Butt Family ( Hudaibiya Flour & General Mills ) is making it one of the major wheat grain contributor to markets in the Punjab region. This is one of the most beautiful town in its surroundings. There are vast green fields and gardens around the town. It shares the borders with some small towns and villages such as Kotli Kheran, Gopipur, Rampur, Chakri, Jhang, Dherowali, Ramke etc. Punjabi and Mewati are the local language, but Urdu is also common, particularly in schools and offices.Lahore Sialkot Motorway M11 is passing through. It shall intersect 18 km Gujranwal Pasrur Road and an interchange will be near Hudaibeya Flour Mills which will link to Pasrur, Satrah, Mianwali Bangla, Siranwali, Wadala Sandhuan, Dahrmkot Chock, Talwandi Musa Khan Gujranwala and surroundings. This Mega project will enhance and improve the Business, Educational, and Social activities in Wadala Sandhuan and Surroundings.