Wadala (also spelled Vadala, formerly spelled Wuddala) is a locality in Mumbai. Wadala Road is a station on the Harbour Line of Mumbai’s railway network.
The Climate of Mumbai is a tropical wet and dry climate. … Its coastal nature and tropical location ensure temperatures won’t fluctuate much throughout the year. The mean average is 27.2 °C and average precipitation is 242.2 cm (95.35 inches).
The Dadar-Matunga-Wadala-Sion scheme of 1899-1900 was the first planned suburban scheme in Bombay. The Bombay City Improvement Trust which was set after a bill was passed in the British parliament, formulated this plan in order to relieve congestion in the center of the town, following the plague epidemics of the 1890s. According to the survey plan, 85,000 people were to be accommodated in the developments in Wadala.
The plans regulated constructions with an emphasis on proper sanitation. Buildings were to be three stories high and were to have open spaces between them. The land-use was planned to be a mix of residential, commercial and institutional constructions. Parks and gardens were planned, and the streets were well laid out.
440 acres (1.8 km2) of land was procured and leased to the Government for selling. For the first time, housing cooperatives were formed to take advantage of newly developed land. The Parsi (Zoroastrian) and Hindu colonies in Dadar-Wadala were developed in this way.
In 1915 the Port Trust Railway opened the Wadala Ballard Pier railway line. Petrol and kerosene installations also came up in Wadala. The Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (formerly the Victoria Jubilee Technological Institute) moved to its present campus at Wadala in 1923. The Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly the University Department of Chemical Technology) was established in Wadala in 1934.
During the Civil Disobedience Movement, the Wadala Salt Works was raided by around 1,500 volunteers of the Congress party on June 1, 1930. The incident occurred after an appeal was made in the Congress Bulletin of May 31, to challenge the ‘British anarchy’. The government reacted quickly and 11 women were detained.
Place of interest
• Vithhal Mandir, Wadala West, Our Lady of Dolours Church, Wadala West
• Rocket Garden, Wadala West, Don Bosco Church, Wadala West
• Indian Patent Office, Wadala East, UDCT, Wadala West
• Five Garden Area, Wadala West, Ram Mandir, Wadala West
• Wadala Bridge, Barkat Ali Dargah, Wadala East
• Nageshwar Mandir, Wadala East, Vidyalankar Educational Campus, Wadala East
• Hanuman Mandir, Wadala East, Dosti Acres, Wadala East
• Shaikh Mistry Dargah, Wadala East, Mumbai Port Trust Railway Yard
• Bhakti Park, Wadala East, Mangrove Garden, Wadala East
• Salt Pan, Wadala East