Kalyan-Dombivali is a city
and a municipal corporation
with its headquarters located in Kalyan in Thane district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was formed in 1982 to administer the twin
townships of Kalyan and Dombivali.
The municipal corporation has a population
1,193,266 (2001 census), and covers 137.15 square km, giving a
density of 8,700 people per square km Kalyan has a history 700
Due to its
highly educated population it is often called the second cultural
capital of Maharashtra after Pune.
Kalyan was famous as a port since ancient times. Records of its
existence as a premier port in the region have been found in
Shivaji started his Navy here using it as a premier port of his
kingdom. Khadakpada is the most beautiful and highly developing
area of Kalyan. The important project like Godrej, Madhav, Sankalp,
Mohan grp., Vasant valley, Ajmer etc are changing the look of
Dombivli station is about 48 km from CST station along the central
railway and is connected to all parts of Maharashtra by rail as
well as road. Kalyan is one of the most important junctions in
India with most of the outstation trains stopping at it.
nearest airport is Mumbai airport
which is 40 km away.
municipal area there are number of villages close to kalyan such as
Mohone, Shahad, Titwala, etc.
As of 2001 India census
, Kalyan-Dombivali had
a population of 1,193,266. Males constitute 53% of the population
and females 47%. Kalyan-Dombivali has an average literacy rate of
80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is
84%, and female literacy is 75%. In Kalyan-Dombivali, 12% of the
population is under 6 years of age. Kalyan-Dombivli is also considered as the
most Faster Developing node of Navi Mumbai.
Second International Airport for Mumbai near Kalyan
As a result of the recent objections being raised by the Union
Ministry of Environment and Forests on the current proposed
location of the Navi Mumbai International Airport near Kopra Panvel
area, apparently because the construction of thr airport would
involve reclamation of low-lying areas in an ecologically fragile
zone as well as destruction of several hectares of mangroves. As a
result of these new developments other locations are being actively
being considered, which includes the one off village Nevali near
Kalyan 55 km away from the current airport in Mumbai, There exists
an old and abandoned air-strip of World War II era and the Union
Defence Ministry owns the of land its located on. The proposal is
now centred around those of land which was used as an air-strip
during World War II. If the current location at Kopra Panvel does
not go through, then the Kalyan-Newali location would be considered
for a future second International airport for the Mumbai