In the year 1734 Mumbai & its nearby area was under the control of
Portuguese. Thereafter Mumbai Island (Bombay Island) was gifted to the
Queen of England in the year about 1760-61. The Vashi creek is situated
on the North side and Mahim Causeway is lying on the South side. On the
western side, there is Arabian sea and on the eastern side, the boundary
of Thane District. This administrative unit forms the limits of Bombay
suburban District known as Salesette and was the part of Goa which was
under the control of Portuguese up to 1771-72, the Britishers took over
control of the region of this area.
In 1871, the Thane district was carved out of the east side of Konkan
and Portion of Bombay Island then known as Taluka South Salesette.In year
1970, 50 villages from Taluka salesette were withdrawn and independent
Bandra Mahal was created.
In the year 1920 the salesette Taluka was divided into two part known as
South Salesette Taluka and North Salesette Taluka. Basically salesette taluka
consisted of 84 villages which were situated from Bandra to Dahisar and kurla to
Mulund. Thereafter in the year 1920 the Mumbai Suburban District was created consisting
of 84 villages of South Salesette Taluka and North Salesette Taluka.
At that time some villages from Thane District were withdrawn and included in Mumbai
Suburban District and South Salesette Taluka was converted in to Andheri Taluka.
In the year 1962 some villages from Borivali Taluka and some villages from North Salesette
Taluka were withdrawn and two separate Taluka known as Andheri and Kurla were created.
Since then in Mumbai Suburban District consists of three Talukas namely Andheri, Borivali and Kurla
and thus there are 87 villages in the Mumbai Suburban District. This District came in force w.e.f.
in 1st December 1940.
It is seen from old records that in the year 1942 the independent post of District Collector was temporarily
created for then Bombay Suburban District now known as Mumbai Suburban District however the said post was discontinued
and all administrative control was given to Collector. Bombay city in view of this the post of Collector of Bombay
City was designed as Collector Bombay City and Suburban.
There after taking into consideration of the work load the post of Additional Collector Bombay Suburban District
was created in the year 1958 and entire administrative of Bombay Suburban District was full fledgely.handed over to
Additional Collector Suburban District. However overall supervision was kept with the Collector of Bombay City.
During this period the seat of Additional Collector, Mumbai Suburban District at Old Custom House. Colaba
Harbor later it was shifted to Suburban area at the same time suburb was recognised as district came in to
force w.e.f. 1/10/1990. In the name Bombay Suburban District now know as Mumbai Suburban District.
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