Mankhurd is a suburb in eastern Mumbai, Maharashtra.
station is on the
Harbour Line of the
Mumbai Suburban Railway.
2 Places near Mankhurd
3 Schools in Mankhurd
4 Local officials
5 Government institutions
6 Cleanliness issues
7 See also
The township lies on the
Harbour Line the last stop in the city before
Navi Mumbai,border between
Mumbai and 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.
Mankhurd Gaon, [ B.A.R.C.[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 and P.M.G.P. Colony,
Mohite-Patil Nagar, Sonapur, Mandala are some nearby accessible places
from North side. 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
SPDC Colony located about 2 kilometres away from the station
Mankhurd suburb is part of and the easternmost boundary of the
municipal ward M-East.
Places near Mankhurd
Schools in Mankhurd
Mumbai Municipal Corporation School
Childrens Aid Society
Nutan Vidya Mandir
Padua English High School
Sun Grace Convent School
Devi Ekveera Shikshan Mandal Vidya Sankul
Cresecent English High School, Pailipada, Trombay ,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Mankhurd
Peace Public School
Star English High School
Ideal English High School and Junior College
Swami Vivekanand English High School
The ruling Party is BJP, ShivSena and Congress.
The Navjivan Sudhar Kendra (aka Navjivan Mahila Vustigruh) is a
shelter for rescued women (women rescued by the police during raids in
bars and brothels). The inmates are sheltered here pending the
resolution of their respective cases in civil and criminal courts.
This institution has been in the news recently when 17 inmates escaped
from the shelter. In the subsequent investigation by both
government and media agencies, the administration of the shelter has
been thoroughly criticised. A report by a
Mumbai High Court appointed
committee calls it "a living hell".
There are five children's homes run jointly by the government and
NGOs. The Chembur Children's Home was established in 1939. The Home
for Mentally Deficient Children was established in 1941. There are
two observation homes set up in 1960 and 1974 with the purpose
of sheltering rescued children - who have run away, have been employed
as child labour, victims of disasters, broken homes, etc. Finally
there is the Bal Kalyan Nagari which was established in 1975 for the
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education is also located in Mankhurd.
The surrounding region near the creek is covered by acres of mangrove
swamps. A comprehensive clean-up operation was undertaken by
councillor Chiragkumar Brahamabhatt.
Deonar dumping ground
Mumbai Suburban Railway System Route Map:
^ "BMC Ward Information".
Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Mankhurd home escape shows security lapse". Times of India.
^ "A Living Hell". DNA Mumbai.
^ "Chembur Children's Home Mankhurd". The Children Aid Society.
Archived from the original on 2012-12-29.
^ "Home for Mentally Disabled Children". The Children Aid Society.
Archived from the original on 2013-04-14.
^ "New Observation Home". The Children Aid Society. Archived from the
original on 2012-01-17.
^ "Additional Observation Home". The Children Aid Society. Archived
from the original on 2013-04-14.
^ "Bal Kalyan Nagari". The Children Aid Society. Archived from the
original on 2013-04-14.
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