Navi Mumbai is a city on the west coast of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was developed in 1972 as a twin city of Mumbai, and is one of the largest planned cities in the world, with a total area of 344 km2 and 163 km2 under the jurisdiction of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC). Navi Mumbai lies on the mainland on the eastern seaboard of Thane Creek. The city limits stretch from Airoli near Thane in the north, to Uran in the south. The length of the city is almost the same as that of Mumbai. The Vashi and the Airoli Bridges connect Navi Mumbai to Mumbai.