Wadala

Wadala

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Wadala () (also spelled Vadala, formerly spelt Wuddala) is a residential central suburb of the city of Mumbai. Wadala Road is a station on the Harbour Line of Mumbai's railway network.

Overview

Wadala has several schools and some renowned institutions like Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (V.J.T.I), The University Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly The University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT)) and Khalsa College, located near one another. SNDT Women's University, Dr. Ambedkar Commerce & Law College also has a campus in Wadala West. The local college of Wadala is SIWS near the Wadala station. The largest bus depot in Mumbai, BEST's Wadala depot, is located here

It also houses one of India's most renowned eye hospitals, Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital along with the BPT Hospital and the Ackworth Leprosy Hospital. The Ackworth Leprosy Hospital was established during British rule, and part of its complex is now given to an AIDS awareness organisation as well. The world's first methane generation plant was set up in the Ackworth hostpital complex.

History

Prehistoric

Wadala was one of the seven islands that were joined together to form the modern island of Mumbai. The island used to be called by different names viz. Parel, Dadar and Sion.

19<sup>th</sup> Century

The Dadar-Matunga-Wadala-Sion scheme of...
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