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Jail Lake Thane
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This lake is right besides Thane central jail . This Lake is also known as Jail Talao ( Talao means lake in Hindi) The Portuguese ruled Thane for over 200 years from 1530 to 1739. During this period Thane was known as “Kasabe De Tana”. Construction of the Thane Killa (Fort) was started in 1730. In 1737 the Maratha general Chimaji Appa planned the conquest of Vasai (Portuguese Baçaim), and on March 28, 1738 the Marathas conquered the Thane Killa. The fort is presently being used as Thane Central Jail. Text Matter from - http://wikimapia.org
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