Facts About Navi Mumbai
Navi Mumbai is the world’s biggest planned city and is divided into North and South Navi Mumbai. Here are some more interesting facts about Navi Mumbai:
- A civil engineer Adi Kanga and some of his friends realized how Mumbai was overpopulated in the 1960s. They came up with the concept of a new planned city along the mainland, away from the old city’s seven islands in order to ease the burden on Maharashtra’s capital city.
- The proposal came in 1971 and CIDCO was set up for developing Navi Mumbai as a mega planned city.
- Navi Mumbai covers two districts, namely Raigad and Thane part while earning the 12th ranking amongst 75 cities for hygiene and cleanliness courtesy of the Union Ministry of Urban Development and Quality Council of India under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mission.
- Navi Mumbai is home to numerous leading MNCs, educational institutions and recreational attractions like the Golf Course, Wonders Park, Mini Seashore Juhu Chowpatty, Parsik Hill and many others. There are innumerable landmarks which are hugely popular with tourists in Navi Mumbai.
- The city’s urban planning involved Charles Correa and others like R.K. Jha, Pravina Mehta and Shirish Patel. The area encompassed 150 kilometers and 86 villages across 15, 954 hectares. The Government acquired more villages across 2, 870 hectares or 700 acres thereafter.
- The Vashi Bridge opened in 1973 and the Sion-Panvel Highway was constructed for lowering traveling time of commuters.
Weather in Navi Mumbai
The wet season in Navi Mumbai is humid, overcast and windy while the dry season is clear and slightly muggy. Throughout the year, temperatures usually range between 66 and 92 degrees Fahrenheit while minimum and maximum temperatures usually stand at 60 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit respectively. The best time of the year to visit Navi Mumbai is between late January and mid April and again between mid November and early in January. Navi Mumbai experiences pleasant weather in these periods.