About Badlapur

Badlapur is a growing city in Thane district, Maharashtra state, India. It is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Due to population growth in nearby cities, people working in Mumbai have been moving to Badlapur for a number of socioeconomic reasons, including close proximity to Mumbai via rail.

Badlapur was named for being a remount depot on a travel route through the rugged Konkan region to Gujarat via Surat. The town was famous for its splendid horses. Warriors (e.g. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Bhonsle) changed their horses at the town in anticipation of the difficult climb through the Konkan. The word “change” (badla in Marathi) was applied to the town. “Badlapur” is derived from “badla” plus “pur”, which means village or town.

Badlapur was recognised as a town in 1971, as a municipal town in Ulhasnagar tehsil.

The city has seen massive growth since the 1980s, with a rapid increase in population, due in part its proximity to Mumbai by rail, in consequence of which the area around the Badlapur railway station has developed faster than old Badlapur village itself.

Badlapur has an average elevation of 44 metres (144 ft). The region surrounding Badlapur is mountainous. The Ulhas River flows between Badlapur and Kulgaon. Floods frequently occur due to Badlapur’s geographical location near this mountain runoff. Badlapur and Kulgaon are connected by two bridges over the river. The city is virtually divided into two areas, “East” and “West”, by the railway.

Rail: Located about 68 kilometres (42 mi) from Mumbai, Badlapur is a terminal station for many trains, local to Mumbai, of the Central Railway zone, one of the two national zonal divisions of the Mumbai Suburban Railway operated by Indian Railways.

By fast train it takes about 1.23 hours from Mumbai (CST) to Badlapur; by slow train it takes about 1.50 hours.

Road: The town is well connected to the Mumbai Pune Expressway. There are upcoming development which connect to Badlapur and Panvel which will take only 20 min to Reach Navi Mumbai from Badlapur. NMMT buses are available from Badlapur to Vashi and CBD Belapur/Turbhe Bus Station.

Air: The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, around 57 kilometres (35 mi) and Proposed Panvel international Airport, around 20 Km from Badlapur.

There are branches of many national banks in Badlapur, including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Axis Bank (formerly known as UTI Bank),Punjab National Bank, IDBI Bank (previously known as United Western Bank), Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank and HDFC Bank

Recently the city has made headlines in the news due to the steepest hikes in real estate values in the locality. Many noted personalities, including filmstars like Mahesh Babu, have shown interest in buying properties here in the vicinity of the scenic Ulhas River valley.

The city is famous for education. Many students from the city have been listed in SSC and HSC merit lists. Every year students from Badlapur attend higher education intechnology, medicine and many other fields at Mumbai University. The city has many fine schools that teach in Marathi and English. There are two colleges affiliated to theUniversity of Mumbai. Recently, Badlapur has acquired an engineering college, Lilavati Awhad Institute of Technology, at Kanhor village, Badlapur West.

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