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Encyclopedia > Santa Cruz (Mumbai)

Santa Cruz or Santacruz (Marathi:सान्ताक्रुझ) is a section of the municipality of Mumbai. It is also the name of the Santacruz (railway station) on the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The Domestic Terminal of the Airport of Mumbai and one campus of the University of Mumbai is in Santa Cruz. Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... Santacruz is the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway and Central Railway (Harbour Line) railway lines. ... Suburban rail network. ... Santacruz Airport is the domestic airport of the city of Mumbai. ... The University of Mumbai (मुंबई विद्यापीठ)(formerly University of Bombay) is a university situated in Maharashtra state of India. ...

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History

The term Santa Cruz comes from the Portuguese words meaning Holy Cross. The name was that given to a church that existed on a site on the western side of the railway station, at the site presently occupied by the Sacred Heart School on Swami Vivekananda Road, and which had been devastated by the Marathas during their conquest of the region from Portugal. This former parish church gave its name to the locality. // Holy Cross or Saint Cross may refer to: Christian cross, a frequently used religious symbol of Christianity Feast of the Cross, a commemoration most often celebrated on September 14 Holy Cross may also refer to: A number of Holy Cross Schools A number of Holy Cross Colleges A number of... Sacred Heart School may refer to one of these schools (even in cases where it is not the official name), as well as many others: Sacred Heart School in Anniston, Alabama Sacred Heart School in Saratoga, California, United States Sacred Heart School of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada Sacred Heart... Swami Vivekanand Road is an arterial road which connects most of the suburbs of Mumbai, India. ...


Geography

Santa Cruz is bordered by Vile Parle in north, Khar in south, Juhu in west and Kurla in east. It is broadly divided in two areas: Santa Cruz (East) and Santa Cruz (West) by the Mumbai Suburban Railway line. The Milan subway and Khar subway connect the two areas, passing under the rail line. Vile Parle (Marathi:विलेपार्ल), also known as Parle or Parla, is a suburb of Mumbai. ... Khar is a word used in Ancient Egyptian documents to refer to the southern part of Canaan. ... Juhu is a suburb of Mumbai. ... Kurla is a major suburb of Mumbai. ... The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ... Suburban rail network. ...


The East

Santa Cruz(East) consists of Prabhat Colony, Kalina and Vakola. It also consists of land belonging Airport Authority of India, which consists of the Mumbai Airport and Air India Colony (which comes in Kalina). Air India (formerly Air-India, Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ...


The main roads passing through Santa Cruz(E) are the Western Express Highway, Nehru Road and the Kalina-Kurla Link Road. The PIN code of this area is 400055. The highway is in orange The Western Express Highway is a north-south arterial road in Mumbai, India, stretching from the suburb of Bandra to Dahisar. ... Kurla is a major suburb of Mumbai. ... A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by the Indian Postal Service (similar to the ZIP Code in the United States). ...


Prabhat Colony

Prabhat colony is the residential area closest to Santa Cruz(E) station. The landmarks in this area include The Yoga Institute, the Reliance Energy (formerly BSES) office, R.C.F. Andrews High school, Muncipal school and Muncipal office,and Aristocrat co.hsg society building. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Reliance Energy, formerly known as Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES), is a company under the Reliance Industries Limited banner, one of Indias largest conglomerates. ... Rev. ...


Vakola

Vakola starts from the Western Express Highway which connects Mumbai's Town and suburbs, up to the Military Camp. It is a densely populated region with considerable number of Hindus, Muslims,Catholics and Jains. Vakola Bridge, Vakola Pipeline, and Vakola Masjid areas form most of Vakola. The highway is in orange The Western Express Highway is a north-south arterial road in Mumbai, India, stretching from the suburb of Bandra to Dahisar. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ...


Vakola is predominantly a middle class neighbourhood, although the property prices have been on a very steep upward trend in the last couple of years. Vakola has 2 good schools, St Anthony's (Boys) and St. Charles (Girls). Also, Vakola has most of the Top banks doing business, Canara Bank, Citi Bank, ICICI Bank.


The road stretched from the Western Express Highway to the Military Camp is called Nehru Road.


Kalina

Kalina starts from the Military Camp and stretches east up to the suburb of Kurla. It is a cosmopolitan area comprising of a number of schools, colleges and the Kalina Campus of the University of Mumbai and the Govt College of Pharmacy. Kurla is a major suburb of Mumbai. ... The University of Mumbai (मुंबई विद्यापीठ)(formerly University of Bombay) is a university situated in Maharashtra state of India. ...


Kalina houses major large apartment complexes belonging to two major Government owned airlines, i.e., Air-India and Indian. Sunder Nagar is another large residential area, consisting of many row houses. Air India (formerly Air-India, Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ...


Kalina is midway between two suburban stations Kurla and Santa Cruz railway stations, which are on the Central and Western Railway Lines respectively. It is also close to the Bandra-Kurla complex and only 15 minutes from the domestic terminals of the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Kurla is a major suburb of Mumbai. ... Santacruz is the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway and Central Railway (Harbour Line) railway lines. ... The Bandra-Kurla complex is a planned commercial complex in the suburbs of Mumbai. ... Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is an airport in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. ...


Kalina has been experiencing high growth over the past few years. The proposed Mumbai Police Headquarters will be in Kalina. The Santa Cruz-Chembur Flyover will run through Kalina as part of the Mumbai Urban Transportation Project. Kalina is also an emerging hub for commercial real estate with big names such as Microsoft and Rolls Royce (Marine Engines) setting up shop there, in addition to five star hotels such as The Grand Hyatt, Kalina. The Mumbai Police has the task of policing the vast metropolitan area of Mumbai, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. ... Chembur (Marathi:चेंबूर) is a suburb of Mumbai, India, as well as a railway station on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. ... Overpass in East Potomac Park, Washington, D.C. Flyover in Miami Beach, Florida An overpass (In UK, most Commonwealth countries flyover) is a bridge, road or similar structure that crosses over another road. ...


The West

Sacred Heart Boys High School
Sacred Heart Boys High School

Santa Cruz (West) is strikingly more affluent than the eastern part of the suburb. It is bordered by Khar, Juhu, and Vile Parle. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 291 KB) Summary Description: The school is decorated every December to commenmerate Christmas. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 291 KB) Summary Description: The school is decorated every December to commenmerate Christmas. ... Khar is a word used in Ancient Egyptian documents to refer to the southern part of Canaan. ... Juhu is a suburb of Mumbai. ... Vile Parle (Marathi:विलेपार्ल), also known as Parle or Parla, is a suburb of Mumbai. ...


It is primarily a residential area, with the market situated near the railway station. The residential colonies include such as Amar Subway Society, the Reserve Bank of India Quarters, Vithaldas Nagar Colony, Rizvi Park, Bansraj Singh Estate, Khotwadi, Bhimwada, T.P.S. 6th Residential colony Ramas Plaza and Khira Nagar. In the past most of the residences used to be small bungalows, which are now being replaced by high rise buildings. Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The RBI headquarters in Mumbai The RBI Regional Office in Mumbai The RBI heaquarters in Delhi. ... A row of bungalows in Virginia A bungalow (Gujarati: , Hindi: ) is a type of single-story house. ...


The main roads in Santa Cruz(W) are S.V. Road, Juhu Road, Juhu Tara Road and Linking Road (now officially called Vitthalbhai Patel Marg). Linking Road is a road which extends from Bandra to Santa Cruz. ...


Government Institutions

Postal Services

  • Santacruz (West) Post Office : Located on Linking Road, adjacent to St. Lawrence High School.
  • Vakola Post Office
  • Kalina Post Office : Located on Vidyanagri Road, outside the University of Mumbai Campus
  • Air-India Post Office : Located in Air-India Colony
  • Santacruz East Post Office: Located next to the overhead Pedestrian Bridge of the Santacruz train station

Police Stations Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ...

  • Kalina Police Staion
  • Santacruz (W) Police Station : Located on the intersection of Juhu Road and Linking Road, opposite Lion's Park.
  • Vakola Police Station: Located at the intersection of Nehru Road and the Western Express Highway, on the Vakola side of the flyover

Miscellaneous

  • BEST Bus Depot, Santacruz (West): Located on S.V. Road near Milan Subway (after the intersection of Juhu Road and S.V. Road).
  • BEST Bus Station, Santacruz (East): Located near the station, in Santacruz (East).
  • MTNL Office: Located inside the BSNL Campus on Juhu Road
  • Military Camp: Located in Vakola - Air defence unit for Mumbai airport.

The BEST (Marathi: बृहन्मुंबई विद्युतपुरवठा आणि परिवहन उपक्रम / बेस्ट) or the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport is Mumbais public transport service and electricity provider. ... The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited is the government owned telephone service provider in the cities of Bombay, New Delhi and New Bombay in India. ... Juhu is a suburb of Mumbai. ...

Places of Interest

The Ramkrishna Mission has a yearly fest between October and December. As they celebrate the annual Bengali

It is widely attended for its mix of eclectic stalls selling cultural wares, clothes, religious and spiritual books, devotional music and eateries. The food stalls outside the hospital are famous in Mumbai for Chaat. Durga Puja (Bengali: দুর্গাপূজা Durga Puja) is the biggest festival of Bengali Hindus. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... A puja as performed in Ujjain during the Monsoon on the banks of the overflowing river Shipra. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A puja as performed in Ujjain during the Monsoon on the banks of the overflowing river Shipra. ... Saraswati Pooja is celebrated in India and Bangladesh to invoke wisdom and consciousness in human beings. ... A young man at his chaat stand in Mussoorie, India. ...



Santacruz
Next station south:
Khar
Mumbai suburban railway : Western Railway Next station north:
Vile Parle
Stop Number:13 KM from starting:16.29


Khar is a word used in Ancient Egyptian documents to refer to the southern part of Canaan. ... Suburban rail network. ... The Western Railway is one of the 16 zones of Indian Railways, and is among the busiest railroad networks in India. ... Vile Parle (Marathi:विलेपार्ल), also known as Parle or Parla, is a suburb of Mumbai. ...

These are the stations on Western line of Mumbai suburban railway
Churchgate | Marine Lines | Charni Road | Grant Road | Mumbai Central | Mahalaxmi | Lower Parel | Elphinstone Road | Dadar | Matunga Road | Mahim Junction | Bandra | Khar Road | Santacruz | Vile Parle | Andheri | Jogeshwari | Goregaon | Malad | Kandivali | Borivali | Dahisar | Mira Road | Bhayandar | Naigaon | Vasai Road | Nala Sopara | Virar

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Santa Cruz or Santacruz is a suburb of Mumbai.
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