Dahanu Road

Dahanu Road

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Location

Dahanu is located 65 km north of Virar on the Western Railway line of Mumbai Suburban Railway. It can be reached from National Highway NH-8, 20 km off from Charoti Naka. It is 22 km North of Boisar on the Western Railway line. It has nice and beautiful beaches. There is nice beach at Parnaka. Nearby Sai temple is located in Narpad.

Topographically, Dahanu taluka can be divided into a 10-12 kilometre wide bandarpatti, the coastal belt of lowlands and flats extending from the sea coast to the railway line situated at the foot of the Sahyadari range. The entire coastal belt with its rich natural resources, wetlands, mangroves and river deltas, forms a lucrative fishing area. The junglepatti, to the east of the railway line consists of tropical deciduous forests. Interestingly the forest cover in Dahanu is still fairly high at 45.2 percent. A large part of the indigenous community resides in this zone, in remote almost inaccessible villages.Also famous for Mahalaxmi Temple located just 4km from Charoti.

Agriculture

Dahanu is well known for its famous delicious chikoos, capsicum and coconuts,tadee a juice of palm tree.

Dahanu Thermal Power Station

Dahanu Thermal Power Station (DTPS) is Reliance Energy Ltd.’s single largest power generating facility. It is a 500 MW (2 X 250 MW) coal based thermal power station.

The power plant was commissioned in 1995. DTPS is the first power utility to get both ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 certificate...
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