Mira-Bhayandar

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Mira-Bhayandar
suburb
Mira-Bhayandar is located in Maharashtra
Mira-Bhayandar
Mira-Bhayandar
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°17′N 72°51′E / 19.29°N 72.85°E / 19.29; 72.85Coordinates: 19°17′N 72°51′E / 19.29°N 72.85°E / 19.29; 72.85
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Government
 • Mayor Mrs. Catleen Pereira
Area
 • Total 79.4 km2 (30.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 814,655
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 401107- For Mira Road & 401101- For Bhayandar(W) & 401105- For Bhayandar(E)
Telephone code 022-2811,2812
Sex ratio 1.22:1 /
Website www.mbmc.gov.in

Mira-Bhayander is a suburb of Thane, located to the north of Mumbai in the northern part of Salsette Island, and administered by Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC).

History[edit]

Sopara was the capital of North-Konkan or Aparanta in the third century b.c.[1] It is close to the town of Mira-Bhayandar. Trade with Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome was carried out through the various ports in this region. In Medieval India the Ghodbunder port was used to import horses from Arabia[citation needed]Chimnaji Appa during his campaign to conquer the Bassein Fort in 1737 also conquered the forts of Ghodbunder and Dharavi. In times of the British occupation of India, the residents of the Mira-Bhayandar area participated in the Salt Satyagraha.

Politics[edit]

The Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) is controlled by the Nationalist Congress Party-Indian National Congress alliance party.

Demographics[edit]

The 2011 India census recorded a population of 814,655 [2] in Mira-Bhyandar. In the township of Maharashtra with a population of around 10 Lacs (1,000,000), economic growth is led by the manufacturing sector. Bhayander is divided into two parts by the Mumbai suburban rail line - East and West. Mira Road has seen development only in the East part, while the West part, on the other side of the railway line is covered with salt pans and mangroves. Mira Road East is a predominantly residential area. Its calm, quiet surroundings and low pollution make it a desirable residential oasis.

Bhayander West was traditionally residential, and the East predominantly an industrial area. Recent population growth and a flurry of construction has blurred the boundaries between Bhayander and neighbouring Mira Road on the East side of the rail tracks, turning it into a populous suburb. Government-owned Salt Pans and marshland in West Mira Road have restricted the southward spread of Bhayander.There is a lot of scope for development of this land as it has the potential to house a large industrial complex.[citation needed]

Religions in Mira-bhayander
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
53%
Muslims
  
30%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
3.4%
Jains
  
4.7%
Others†
  
1.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Transportation[edit]

Rail: The western railway of the Mumbai suburban railway is the lifeline of the western and extended suburbs of Mumbai. Mira Road & Bhayandar are the railway stations on this line. Mira Road is one station after Dahisar. After Bhayandar is the Vasai (Bassein) creek bridge followed by Naigaon. Slow and fast trains between Churchgate, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri & Borivali and Vasai / Virar operates from Mira Road & Bhayandar stations. The number of trains starting from Bhayandar has considerably increased in recent times after the deployment of four railway tracks between Borivali and Virar making train journeys safer and more comfortable for Mira-Bhayandar and Bhayandar residents.

Road: The western express highway, as termed in Mumbai leaves the city as the NH-8 linking Mumbai with the west and north west of India. Important cities covered on the NH-8 are Vapi (for Daman & Silvassa), Surat, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi. On the NH-8, just beyond the Ghodbunder area is the Virar-Vasai area. Ghodbunder is also linked to Thane by a highway.

Kashimira is a point falling between Dahisar check naka and Ghodbunder, from which a main road arises that leads to Mira Road, Bhayandar & the coastal villages of Uttan, Gorai, Manori & the heavily marketed amusement parks - Essel World & Water Kingdom.

Bus Services[edit]

BEST: BEST undertaking has been the longest provider of services to the area with services to Mira Road railway station, Bhayandar railway station, Kashimira & Ghodbunder from Borivali, Dindoshi, Marol, Mulund, Santacruz, Mahim & Sion. Several western and central suburbs are thus conveniently connected. BEST have introduced AC Kinglong bus services from Mumbai to Mira-Bhayandar MSRTC: MSRTC operates frequent services from Bhayandar railway station (W) to Thane railway station (W) ST stand via Ghodbunder Road.

TMT: Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) operates very popular route no. 57, 58 & 75 between Thane railway station (E) & Mira Road railway station.Also TMT bus facilities are provided from Mumbra to Mira Road route no. 75

NMMT: Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) has introduced its new service route from Vashi to Bhayandar. The new route no.70 will travel from Bhayandar railway station (W) to Vashi bus stand with a frequency of approximately every 30 minutes.

MBMT: Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Transport (MBMT) has local bus services connecting interconnecting various places in the Mira-Bhayandar area.

Apart from this government transportation, private vehicles are also easily available from Mira-Bhayandar to Borivali and Thane, office going people during morning peak hours easily get these vehicles popularly from Golden Nest circle and other important bus stops.

Other infrastructure[edit]

Electricity to the town is provided by TATA Power & Reliance Energy limited. The water supply is provided by the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation through Shahad Temghar (STEM) Water Authority. This authority takes water from the Ulhas River at Shahad and supplies it to Thane, Bhiwandi and Mira-Bhayander after filtration at its plant at Temghar village on the outskirts of Bhiwandi.

Education[edit]

Mira-Bhayander has a fast developing education sector in line with the increase in population. A few amongst them are

Primary Education[edit]

  • RBK Global School
  • Reena Mehta School
  • J.H. Poddar High School
  • NH English Academy School
  • Banegar English High School
  • Holy Cross Military School
  • St.Francis High School
  • Shantinagar High School
  • The Saraswati Vidyalaya
  • Father Joseph's English high school
  • Our Lady of Nazareth
  • Oxford English High school
  • RBK-Ramaben Babubhai Kanakia School
  • Seven Square Academy
  • Bhayander Secondary School
  • Holy Cross Convent School
  • Abhinav Vidya Mandir(Limca award winner)
  • Ram-Ratna Vidya Mandir
  • Don Bosco Public High School (Kashi Nagar)
  • N L Dalmia High School
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidyalaya
  • S.M. Public High School
  • श्री साईं बाबा हिंदी हाई स्कूल ( काशी नगर, भायंदर पूर्व )
  • St.Thomas High School,Shanti park
  • Rahul Vidya Niketan
  • The Divine Image English High School
  • Mother Mary's English High School
  • Maynker Convent School
  • St. Solders High School
  • Nirmala Niketan High School
  • Royal Girls High School
  • Saint Xaviers High School
  • Santhome Public School

Secondary Education[edit]

  • J.H.Poddar High School and Junior College Commerce and Science
  • Reena Mehta college of commerce and management studies
  • Shankar Narayan College of Arts,Commerce & Science
  • Royal College of Science, Arts and Commerce
  • Abhinav Junior College Of Arts, Science and Commerce
  • NH High School

Graduation[edit]

  • Reena Mehta College Of Commerce & Management Studies (BMS,BCOM,BAF,BBI.Bsc. IT& BMM + Diploma Courses)
  • Shankar Narayan College for B.Sc.IT, BMS, BAF, B.Com, BBF, BBI, BA
  • Shree L.R. Tiwari College Of Engineering
  • Mumbai College of hotel management and catering technology
  • Abhinav College of Arts, commerce & Science
  • The Divine Image College

Post Graduation[edit]

  • Rohidas Patil Institute Of Management Studies
  • N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research
  • Mumbai College of hotel management and catering technology
  • Royal College of Arts,Science & Commerce-M.Com

Hospital[edit]

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