Maharashtra government approves proposal to bifurcate Thane district
The Maharashtra government has given nod to the proposal of bifurcation of Thane district which will make Palghar Maharashtra’s 36th district. This proposal has been pending for a long time. As per the Maharashtra cabinet’s decision, the original Thane district will continue with mainly urban areas, while the new Palghar district will have mainly tribal dominated areas under its scope.
Thane is a district in northern Maharashtra state in western India. The headquarters of the district is the city of Thane, situated at the head of the Thane Creek. Thane is also known as the City of Lakes. It has around 35 lakes. Thane comes under Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It is worth mentioning that on April 16, 1854, the G.I.P. Railway’s first train ever to run in India ran from “Boree Bunder” (now the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) to Thane (previously Thana), 34 kilometers away.