Most Frequently Asked Questions About Thane City

Thane is a city just outside Mumbai, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It’s known as the ‘City of Lakes’, and its more than 30 lakes include tree-lined Upvan Lake, a popular recreational spot. Beside Talao Pali Lake, Kopineshwar Mandir is an old, domed Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. To the west, leopards, monkeys, and parakeets inhabit the teak forest and bamboo groves of Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

Question: Is Thane a city or Town?

Answer: Thane, formerly Thana, city, western Maharashtra state, western India. It lies at the mouth of the Thana River and head of the Ulhas estuary, northeast of central Mumbai (Bombay). The city is colloquially known as the “City of Lakes”, given the 30 scenic lakes located within the bounds of the city and district.

Question: Is Thane is Suburb?

Answer: Thane for all practical purposes is a suburb of Mumbai that is past and has passed. Today Thane city area is 147 sq. km with more than 2.2 Million population. Politically, Thane city is divided into 2 parts, East and West because a railway line passes through the middle of the city.

Question: Is the Thane a City of Lake?

Answer: Thane City is one of the seven cities in the Thane Taluka (District). While it falls under a different district, it lies right next to Mumbai and falls under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The place is surrounded by as many as 35 lakes and is known as the City of Lakes.

Question: Is Thane different from Mumbai?

Answer: Honestly, it’s the same but divided into 2 Municipal sections BMC And TMC. It’s an MMR and Navi Mumbai is also an MMR now. Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Postal Pincode if you see it’s of Mumbai itself so you can say the same yet different entities. And Thane was once having the largest Districts under it. But now that too also has been segregated into Thane Urban n Thane Rural. Thane Urban you can say is Mumbai.

Question: Does Thane come under Mumbai city?

Answer: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) is spread over 6,328 sq. km. consists of 9 Municipal Corporations viz. Greater Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi- Nizamapur, Vasai-Virar, Mira-Bhayandar and Panvel; and 9 Municipal Councils viz. Ambarnath, Kulgaon-Badalapur, Matheran, Karjat, Khopoli, Pen, Uran, Alibaug, and Palghar, along with more than 1,000 villages in Thane, Raigad, and Palghar Districts. MMRDA is responsible for the balanced development of the MMR.

Question: Is Thane not in Mumbai?

Answer: Yes, Thane and Mumbai are different cities as Thane is the administrative headquarter of Thane District while Mumbai is the administrative headquarter of Mumbai District as well as the capital of Maharashtra.

Question: Are Thane and Navi Mumbai different?

Answer: All these three cities are different when it comes to geography as these are distinct places/cities having their own and separate civil body/corporations like Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC). Although they are not the same when it comes in civil terms since Mumbai is so widely spread, and Thane & Navi Mumbai are in its neighboring cities or you can say they are in its vicinity only, hence these three are often considered or said as one in an urban dictionary or in general.

Question: Which areas come under Thane?

Answer: Thane, Kalyan, Murbad, Bhiwandi, Shahapur, Vasai, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Dahanu, Palghar, Talasari, Jawhar, Mokhada, Vada , Boisar and Vikramgad.

Question: Is Thane a posh area?

Answer: Thane, a metropolitan city of Thane District turned out to be one of the posh locations in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which is now acting as a house to some of the best real estate projects not only in Maharashtra but also in the world. You will be surprised to know that Thane managed to make its entry in the list of top 20 zones of the world where rich people prefer to own a house based on a study conducted on the global real estate industry or better to say wealth industry. Knight Frank India Limited one of the leading real estate consultancy firms compiled this report and confirmed that yes, Thane is a notable area where the rich want to make an investment of their wealth.

Question: Is Thane a Rich City?

Answer: Thane ranks as the third richest district in Maharashtra, after Mumbai and Pune, given the high per capita income from a booming service sector and an age-old industrial base.

Question: How many cities are there in Thane?

Answer: Thane is known as the City of Lakes. It is also known as the Elder sister of Mumbai (Bombay) as Thane district was divided and part of Thane district that is from Mulund to Sion was given to Mumbai for its future development. Also, Mumbai is heavily dependent on Thane for water supply from Lakes. Thane for all practical purposes is a suburb of Mumbai that is past and has passed. Today Thane city area is 147 sq. km with more than 2.2 Million population.

Questions: Which City comes under Thane District?

Answer: The headquarters of the district is the city of Thane. Other major cities in the district are Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayander, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Badlapur, Murbad, and Shahapur.

Question: Is Metro A Thane City?

Answer: The Thane Metro is a Mass Rapid Transit System for the city of Thane, Maharashtra, India. It will feature 22 stations along a 29 kilometers (18 mi) route (26 km elevated and 3 km underground) and will be connected to lines 4 and 5 of the Mumbai Metro. It’ll be also integrated and connected to the proposed New Thane Railway Station and existing Thane Railway Station. The project will be implemented by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro).

The Maharashtra Government Cabinet Headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved Thane internal ring metro project on 6 March 2019. The Construction was expected to be completed in 4–5 years at a cost of. ₹13,095 crores. The proposed cost of the tickets will vary from ₹17 to ₹104. The roofs of the metro stations are planned to be fitted with solar panels, which will provide up to 65% of the electricity requirements for the system.

Question: What is the difference between Thane city and Thane rural?

Answer: It is part of the Thane District. There is no such district called Thane rural and part of the earlier Thane district (largely rural) is now a separate district called Palghar which is spread Gujarat boundary. It starts from Vasai which is close to Bhayender. There is no such thing as Thane Rural/Thane City district.

Question: What is the area of Thane District?

Answer: The district is situated between 18°42′ and 20°20′ north latitudes and 72°45′ and 73°48′ east longitudes. The revised area of the district is 4,214 km. The district is bounded by Nashik district to the northeast, Pune and Ahmednagar districts to the east, and Palghar district to the north. The Arabian Sea forms the western boundary, while it is bounded by the Mumbai Suburban district to the southwest and Raigad District to the south.

Question: Why is Thane called Thane?

Answer: The city of Thane is situated on the western banks of Thane creek with Parsik Hills on the east and Yeoor hills on the west. The word ‘Thane’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘sthāna’ which means ‘place’. Besides being the stamping ground of the pre-historic tribes, Thane has a rich cultural heritage, mythological background, followed by a large number of events of historical importance, archeological collectives that have contributed to the enrichment of the history of Thane.

Question: What is the History of Thane?

Answer: Thane has come out as a developed city with features from Mumbai. The history of thane can be divided into four phases which are detailed in the following content. The earliest mention of Thane was seen in the works of the Greek philosopher, Ptolemy who referred to a place Chersonesus, which happens to be a place around Thane Creek. Marco Polo, another Venetian traveler described the city as a great kingdom due to the well-developed ports, continuous traffic of ships, and trading of many items by merchants.

Thane was previously known as ‘Shreesthanak’. Thane coast had relations with Europe, Greece, Babylon, and Persia. Certain carvings like the Ashoka’s edicts (225 BC) and at Kanheri Caves show that King Rudraman ruled North Konkan i.e. Thane and Colaba during the second century AD. This area was ruled by Mushervan (531-578) and by Silharas for the next 400 years.

Question: Why Thane is called the Lake City?

Answer: It is also known as Lake City as it has 35 Lakes in its city limits. Located between Yeoor Hills of Sanjay Gandhi National Park on one side and Ulhas River/Creek on another side, Thane has a unique and good surface water system through lakes and streams, which is today under heavy pressure of urbanization.

Question: Is Thane safe to live?

Answer: Thane is one of the safest places to live in and the best options for a short trip. Thane police do a good job in controlling the traffic, attending to issues immediately, and maintaining the overall cities peace.

Question: Which is the main crop of Thane?

Answer: The important Kharif crops of the district are Rice, Vari, and Nachani (finger millet). The pulses like Urad, Moong, and Kulith are also grown in this season. Rice is the main crop of the Thane district.

 

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