Mumbai is the
financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the
world's top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow,
generating 5% of India's GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 70%
of maritime trade in India (Mumbai Port Trust & JNPT),and 70% of capital
transactions to India's economy. The city
also houses India's Hindi (Bollywood) and Marathi film and television industry.
Mumbai is the
capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city
in India, second most populous metropolitan area in India, and the fifth most
populous city in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million
and metropolitan area population of 20.7 million as of 2011.Along with the
urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, it
is one of the most populous urban regions in the world.Mumbai lies on the west
coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2009, Mumbai was named an
alpha world city.It is also the wealthiest city in India,and has the highest
GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia.
About Chplun :
Chiplun city is the
economical and commercial centre of the Ratnagiri District.The town is well
flourished being connected to the National Highway 17 ( It has been now
renumbered as NH-66.) and also the State Highway 78. It plays an important role
as a place on the National Highway. It is well connected to Mumbai, Pune,
Panaji, etc. . It is close to MIDC, Lote which was the Asia's biggest chemical
zone in the last decade.
It is a fast
developing city in Konkan with a strong cultural background. The name Chiplun
means "The abode of Lord Parshuram."
The town lies on the
banks of the River Vashishti. To the east of the city lie the Western Ghats and
to the west lies Guhagar. The region has a tropical climate.The 'rainy season'
— the monsoon lasts normally from June till October. The Koyna Hydroelectric
Power Project Stages III and IV are situated in Chiplun.
Since the city is on a
busy National Highway, it also caters to travellers en route to Goa and Mumbai.
It is also a junction for those travelling to the Dabhol (a shipyard near
Chiplun), where a project, 'Sangla Buggla' failed. This led to a rise in local
unemployment and created a vacuum among young people during that time. The place
is unaffected as the people are self-motivated culturally. The town links the
western coast to the interior parts of Maharashtra.
It is a land of
traders; it trades in groceries, kokams (red colour fruit) and kokam juices. It
also has a great crop of mangoes as it falls in Ratnagiri district which is
very well known for King of Mangoes, Alphonso. The city has its own ‘TAJ’ Hotel
developed first in Maharashtra near riverview and it is now known as
"Quality Resort The Riverview". Chiplun is famous for its hotels and
known as tourist place. The waterfall known as Savatsada, attracts the eyes of
tourists in months of June and July.
About The Route
Moderate Route with 2 lane (no divider) for most part
Total buses in this route 50
Approximate Distance 238 Kms
Approximate Travel Time 05 Hrs
* the above might differ from time to time and operator to operator based on climate, bus condition, etc.