20 million (for Mumbai Metropolitan area, Thane
and Navi Mumbai)
Latitude - 18º
53' North, Longitude - 72º 50' East
Mumbai's temperatures are stable.
The city has a warm and humid climate throughout
March - mid - June
Average Temperature - Day - 35º C, Night - 25º C
November - January
Average temperature - Day - 30º C; Night - 20º C
216 cms (June to
Lakes in Mumbai
Tulsi, Vihar, Powai, Tansa, Vaitarna
Trees of Mumbai
Regional Language: Marathi.
English, Hindi, Gujarati are the other languages
spoken in the city.
Majority of the people speak Hindi, about half speak
Marathi and a quarter Gujarati.
Local trains, buses,
taxis and autorickshaws are the major means of public
transport in Mumbai. Local trains operate on three
lines i.e., Western, Central and Harbour. For the
convenience of the commuters, monthly and quarterly
passes are also made available.
Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST)
Buses cover almost all of Mumbai
and are linked to all the suburban railway stations.
Air-conditioned/luxury services are also available
on select routes.
ply all over the city and its suburbs, the minimum
fare being Rs 20/-. Air-conditioned taxis popularly
called 'Cool Cabs' are also available in the city.
However, it costs 25% more than normal taxi fare.
are allowed to operate only in suburbs and
the minimum fare is Rs 12.00/-. There is a 50% surcharge
on the autorickshaw and taxi fare between 12 am
and 5 am. (For details refer to the fare table in
the Transportation section).
Rental One can hire a car on a day-to-day
basis. The average rental, depending on the model,
varies between Rs 1650/- and Rs 2550/- for eight
hours, up to eighty kilometres. Every extra hour
costs between Rs 100/- to Rs 120/- and the cost of
an additional kilometre ranges between Rs 20/- to
The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
(MTNL) has a telephone network with around 2 million
lines installed all over the city. MTNL now has
a competitor in Hughes Telecom, another telephone
service provider. There are several public phone
booths with local, national (STD) and international
(ISD) facilities. Most local phones are coin operated.
MTNL also offers prepaid cards. The city is now
also dotted with Internet parlours, making communication
Mobile Phone Services
The city has
GSM & CDMA based mobile phone network, covering the suburban
area. There are major brands for GSM i.e., AirTel , Reliance, IDEA, TATA DOCOMO and
Vodafone. Mobile phones are also available for
hire, with prepaid and postpaid Sim Cards.
Call :- AirTel on 404 092 , IDEA 405 799 , Reliance 405 015 , TATA DOCOMO 405 039 and Vodafone on 404 020
The air pollution index comprises
of three air pollutants - SO2, NO2 and SPM, which
range from 16 to 58 (Microgrammes per M3) for industrial
areas and 30 to 102 (Mg/M3) for residential areas.
Some of the most polluted areas in the city are
Maravali and Khar. As per the latest survey, the
overall range of noise levels in the city is 52-90
dB (decibels). The Eastern suburb records 66-94
dB and the Western suburb records 64-90 dB, exceeding
permissible standards. Source: Environment Status Report of Brihanmumbai
Mumbaiites prefer informal and comfortable
clothing than formal for their everyday clothing.
Cotton and jeans are preferred to synthetic clothes.
However, Mumbai being a cosmopolitan city, one can
also find people wearing all kinds of western and
traditional outfits here. The city offers a wide
choice for foodies too. Mumbai cuisine usually has
the flavour of all kinds of dishes from across India
and abroad. The city has a number of eateries, right
from the pure vegetarian one to Thai, Chinese and
Continental restaurants. Indian Summer, Golden Dragon,
Fiorella and Thai Pavilion, are some of the more
and Shopping Areas
Mumbai is a shopper's paradise. It has every
kind of product, in every price range, to satisfy
every wallet. You can shop in the streets or venture
into the air-conditioned shopping arcades of the
top hotels like the Taj and The Oberoi. Crawford
Market, Colaba Causeway, Fashion Street, World
Trade Centre, Breach Candy, Linking Road and Dadar
TT are some of the places where you can satiate
your shopping appetite. Zaveri Bazaar has all
the beautiful jewellery you will ever want to
buy and Chor Bazaar (the thieves market) offers
you everything from the original to the replica,
whichever you can afford.
If you are shopping in Mumbai, shopping malls
are worth a visit. Even if you don't intend to
buy anything, just visiting them is an experience
in itself. Akbarllys, Shoppers' Stop, Cross Roads,
Westside, Asiatic Departmental Store, Bell Plaza,
Benzer and Cliff Collection are some of the popular
Front, comprising of eight political parties i.e.,
Congress, NCP, JD (S), RPI, BBM, SP and independents,
is the ruling party. Prithviraj Chavan (Congress-I)
is the Chief Minister of the state. Address: Chief Minister's
Office, VI Floor, Mantralaya, Mumbai - 400 0 32,
Phone: +91 -22 2202 5151,5222 Fax: 2202 9214
(Maharashtra State Director General of Police) A N Roy