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Kalwa is situated in thane district.A small town just outside mumbai,in thane suburbs.Connected by mumbai-pune highway and local train.

Understand[edit]

Kalwa has also been an important industrial hub in the city of Mumbai. The massive industrialization around the Belapur Road, passing through Kalwa has supposedly turned it into one of the biggest industrial and manufacturing hubs in India. now the it parks are also on the way to develop in navi mumbai area. The important old Mumbai-pune highway passes through Kalwa. The leading industrial product exported from this town are fuel filters for Ford Motor Corporation.

History[edit]

Kalwa is situated on bank of Kalwa creek. So most of the population are Koli or Aagri. In kalwa all the festivals are celebrated in traditional ways especially Narali Pornima,Diwali, Ganpati, Navratri.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport [1], Mumbai. Once you get off, you will need to take a taxi or hire a car. The distance to Kalwa is about 39 kilometers (22 miles), the drive can take between 50 to 75 minutes depending on the traffic.

By taxi[edit]

Mumbai's taxis are allowed into Thane district. The prepaid taxi service available at the airport is the recommended hassle-free way of getting to Thane-Kalwa. The fare you pay at the counter includes the toll you need to pay when you leave Mumbai.

By train[edit]

The best way to get to Kalwa from Mumbai using public transport is to take the local train service.

Although Andheri is the nearest railway station from the airport a better option would be to take an auto-rikshaw to Kurla or Ghatkopar station(both these stations fall on the central suburban line) and then board any suburban Northbound Local Suburban train (all slow local suburban trains halt at kalwa)to Kalwa. You've to board a slow train.All trains which pass by thane will reach the kalwa,except thane train whose last stop is Thane itself.


The auto-rikshaw ride to Kurla or Ghatkopar stations would cost a little more, about Rs 60 to Rs 70, compared with Andheri which will be about Rs.40 to Rs.50 but you would end up saving about 1 hour to 1&1/2 hour. An added benefit is that you get to board a train which is passing through thane like Kalyan (Ky), Dombivali (Di), Ambarnath (A), Badlapur (Bl),Karjat(S), Kasara(N), Khopoli(Kh), thus avoiding the change over at Dadar.

Other option if you are coming from the airport is, take an auto-rickshaw to Andheri station which is served by the Western Railway and buy a ticket to Thane. You need to take a southbound train towards Churchgate, get off at Dadar (which is the interchange point) if possible avoid peak hour journey if you are new in Mumbai specially between 8 and 11 am or between 6 and 8 pm, get on the Central Railway Line and then take a northbound train to kalwa. This method is recommended only if you are adventurous at heart and are not carrying any luggage.


By car[edit]

Toll gate while entering Thane via Eastern express highway.

Two main roads enter the city from Mumbai. The older one is the Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg (commonly abbreviated as LBS Marg) and Eastern Express highway. Both of them are toll roads - the toll gate (called naaka) for the former is called Teen Hath Naka while that for the latter is called Check Naka. The toll at both the naakas is 30 rupees one way which is somewhat unfair because there is a huge difference in the condition of the two roads.

LBS marg is invariably congested, encroached upon and potholed. It goes through the heart of Mumbai's Mumbai/Central Suburbs. The Eastern Express highway is wide, well-maintained and smooth. It goes through an uninhabited area where development is prohibited. Use this road to get in, even though the distance will be slightly more. The roads intersect at Marathon chowk ("Marathon square", because that's where the Thane Mayor's Marathon starts from.). LBS marg then goes right through the city, while the Eastern Express highway skirts it and turns into NH - 3 highway to Nashik and Agra.

By bus[edit]

There are very few BEST buses that go right up to Marathon Chowk (It is known as "Teen Haath naka")- 399 and 496 and 494 Ltd. Once you get off, catch a TMT bus or auto-rickshaw.From this spot Thane railway station is hardly 10-12 min walk if you go by following Gokhale Road , & auto should not cost more than 10-15 Rupees.

BEST bus kinglong number 700 for Borivali, from Thane railway station east, frequency every 15 minutes. early bus 6.00 AM last bus 11.30 PM

Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) also called ST bus service from Thane railway station west frequency every 15 minutes.

Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) commuters helpline number 1800-22-9901 to get the information about TMT buses

By auto-rickshaw[edit]

Note that auto-rickshaws from Mumbai cannot enter Thane city limits. You will have to change over to another one at the toll-gate.From toll naka it should tkae around 35-40 Rs.

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