Ulhasnagar is a city located in the Thane district Situated 58 km from Mumbai. This city is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region managed by MMRDA. It had an estimated population of 506,098 at the 2011 Census. This 28 square kilometre area has 389,000 people of Sindhi descent, the largest enclave of Sindhis in India. There are few Interesting Things You would love to know
1 The Governor-general of India, C. Rajagopalachari named the town Ulhasnagar and he also laid the foundation stone on on 8 August 1949 for the township. Not actually, it was called Ulhasnagar, because of its close proximity to Ulhas Plateau and its valley.
2 Ulhasnagar, a colony of migrants in the aftermath of the Partition of India (1947), is 61 years old. Situated 58 km from Mumbai, the once-barren land has developed into an urban town of Thane district.
3 It is a railway station on the Mumbai-Pune route of the Central Railway. Ulhasnagar Railway station was built in the year 1955.
4 Originally, known as Kalyan Military transit camp, Ulhasnagar was set up especially to accommodate 6,000 soldiers and 30,000 others during World War II. There were 2,126 barracks and about 1,173 housed personals. The majority of barracks had large central halls with rooms attached to either end.
5 After the partition of India, over 1,00,000 Sindhi-speaking refugees from the newly created West Pakistan were relocated to the deserted military camps five kilometres from Kalyan. In 2010, the estimated population of Sindhi Hindus was 400,000.
6 “Nari Gursahani Law College” an undergraduate law college affilated to the University of Mumbai. It is one of the oldest college in ulhasnagar.
7 Ulhasnagar is considered as one of the largest denim jeans manufacturer. It has number of small businesses, manufacturing quality denims with an effective cheap labour. Some of the manufacturers export jeans worldwide. The city is also famous for its furniture market, cloth market and electronic market.