Airoli

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Airoli
ऐरोली
Diva-Airoli
Suburb
Airoli Bridge
Airoli is located in Mumbai
Airoli
Airoli
Coordinates: 19°08′58″N 72°59′55″E / 19.14944°N 72.99861°E / 19.14944; 72.99861Coordinates: 19°08′58″N 72°59′55″E / 19.14944°N 72.99861°E / 19.14944; 72.99861
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Population
 • Total 208,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400708
Telephone code 022-277
Vehicle registration MH-43
Thane creeks View from Airoli mulund bridge

Airoli is a residential and commercial dormitory area of Navi Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Airoli is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and is administered by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

The Mulund-Airoli bridge connects Eastern Express Highway with Thane-Belapur Road. Opened in 1999, this bridge has contributed to Airoli's expansion in recent years as Mulund is Mumbai's one of the busiest suburbs. It is one of the only two bridges spanning the Thane creek which connect Mumbai to Navi Mumbai, the other being the Vashi Bridge.

The commercial zone includes the print city of The Times Of India, the iGate Knowledge Park (previously known as Patni Knowledge Park), Reliable Tech Park, and Mindspace. Mindspace is an office complex which contains offices of several firms.

The area of Airoli and Diva village was developed by CIDCO (City Industrial Development Corporation) and later on handed over to NMMC (Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation) for administration. Airoli is divided into 28 sectors, out of which 20 sectors have been developed.

Airoli is known as educational hub. The node is known for its best of the educational institutions like New Horizon Public School, DAV Public School, New Horizon Scholars School, Euro School, etc. The node is also proud to have excellent educationists like Dr. Nicholas Correa along with few others. They have created a paradigm shift in the outlook of education in Airoli. The neighbouring suburbs like Mulund, Bhandup, Thane, Vashi, etc are leaning on Airoli for the education of their children.

Airoli is also best known for Knowledge Park. It is the IT hub of Navi Mumbai.

Transport[edit]

Train: Airoli railway station lies on Trans-Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. Trains bound for Thane, Vashi and Panvel are available.

Bus: BEST and NMMT buses are available from Airoli to Thane, Vashi, Chembur, Sion, Mulund, Bhandup, Powai, Dindoshi & Borivali. BEST AC Kinglong & NMMT AC Volvo buses are available from Airoli to Vashi, Dindoshi & Borivali.

BEST Routes in Airoli

BEST Route No. Route
BEST 500 Vikhroli Depot to Airoli Bus Stn
BEST 501 Kurla Rly Stn (E) to Airoli Bus Stn
BEST 509 Prateeksha Nagar Depot to Millennium Business Park (Mahape)
BEST 512 Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to Nerul Bus Stn
BEST 513 Gawanpada Fire Brigade Mulund (E) to Vashi Rly Stn
BEST 514 Mulund (W) Check Naka Bus Stn to L & T Infotech (Mahape)
BEST 520 Deonar Depot to Airoli Bus Stn
BEST 522 Marol Depot to Vashi Rly Stn
BEST 523 Dindoshi Depot to Millennium Business Park (Mahape)
BEST 525 Dindoshi Depot to APMC Vashi Sec 19
BEST 545 Agarkar Chowk Andheri Rly Stn (E) to Airoli Bus Stn
BEST AS 524 Borivali Rly Stn (E) to APMC Vashi Sec 19
BEST AS 525 Dindoshi Depot to Millennium Business Park (Mahape)

NMMT Routes in Airoli

NMMT Route No. Route
NMMT 1 Vashi Rly Stn to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 2 Diva Nagar (Airoli Sec 10) to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 4 Vashi Sec 06 Bus Stn to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 7 Vashi Rly Stn to Airoli Bus Stn
NMMT 8 Vashi Rly Stn to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 11 Sanpada Rly Stn to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 16 CBD Belapur Bus Stn to Thane Majiwada
NMMT 24 New Panvel Bus Stn to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 26 Kharghar (Jalvayu Vihar) to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 27 Karave Nagar Sec 46/48 to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 29 Kharghar (Jalvayu Vihar) to Thane Rly Stn (Cidco)
NMMT 100 Vashi Rly Stn to Gawanpada Mulund (E)
NMMT AC 123 Kharghar (Jalvayu Vihar) to Borivali Rly Stn (E)
NMMT AC 125 Kharghar (Jalvayu Vihar) to Borivali Rly Stn (E)
NMMT AC 131 Airoli Bus Stn to Borivali Rly Stn (E)

Auto and Taxi: Autos are available at Airoli bridge toll naka for Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Share autos are available between Airoli Rly Stn and Reliable Infotech Park, Mindspace and between Airoli Sec 05 and Airoli Rly Stn as well as between Thane and Airoli.

Suburban rail[edit]

Airoli is the first railway station from Thane on Thane / Vashi and Thane / Panvel line. The Airoli station falls on the Trans-Harbour link of harbour railway line. All the Racks on this lines are very old & used many years by Western Railway/Central Railway. Fast trains (only twice a day) do not halt here. Airoli is connected to the commercial zone. The railway station is partly connected to the residential areas by buses and autos. The share autos are available to and from railway station. Ticket counters are available only on the western side of station.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial (sector 14)[edit]

Much awaited Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial is being constructed in Airoli sector 14 which is expected to complete by end of 2015 . The project cost is around Rs.17.44 crores.

International non Diplomatic Enclave[edit]

The International Diplomatic Enclave (IDE) has been planned and developed by CIDCO to provide a high security enclave for various countries to establish their consulates in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, so as to provide trade, travel and visa facility to residents of MMR (Mumbai Metropolitan Region).

Highlights

2. Facilities proposed include international school, multiple configuration auditoriums, seminar and conferencing facilities, exhibition spaces, health club, convenience shopping and restaurants, and housing complex

3. Special triple layered security system

Planned IDE (PDF)

Highlights of IDE

IT parks in Airoli[edit]

Gigaplex IT park[edit]

Gigaplex enjoys pride of place in Airoli, one of Navi Mumbai most developed neighborhoods and a bonafide IT hot spot that is already home to various IT giants. Spread across 4 million sq. ft. IT development. Spanning 50 acres this ingenious and cost effective project has ready STPI / SEZ work spaces designed to suit the needs of the IT players. Large floor plate of 40000 – 55000 sq. ft. with wide column grid. Gated office spaces with world class infrastructure. Green building with an eco friendly design and energy efficient structure as per LEED's Green building norms. 100% power back up and uninterrupted power supply. Aesthetically planned work spaces, recreational facilities and large green areas. It has the following firms

  • Axis bank ltd(channel finance hub)
  • igate global solutions ltd
  • Capgemini India Pvt Ltd.

Mindspace, Airoli – IT SEZ [1][edit]

Mindspace, an IT SEZ (Information Technology – Special Economic Zone) is located close to Airoli railway station on the Thane-Belapur Road. It is an IT SEZ of 4.5 million sq. ft. or over 100 acres is designed for IT / ITES / BPO companies. The business park has planned work areas and floor plates. A central garden of 5 acres, clubhouse and fitness center are proposed. The buildings are designed around a central arc and interconnected with 4 lane internal roads. According to the original plan, 10 buildings are proposed, out of which 4 are ready.[2]

VIew of Mindspace

Following are the organizations which have a setup at Airoli

  • Medpace Clinical Research India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Firstsource solution Pvt Ltd
  • GEP
  • Sutherland Global Services.
  • Neural IT Pvt Ltd.
  • Syntel
  • Geometric Limited
  • Capgemini India
  • Cognizant
  • GlobeOp
  • Wipro Ltd
  • Digital Homes
  • WNS
  • Accenture
  • Reliance Media Works (A Big Animations Company)
  • L&T Infotech
  • Ness Technologies.
  • M*Modal Global Services Pvt. Ltd. (formerly CBay Systems India Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Navteq
  • eClerx Services Limited
  • CitiusTech
  • Maersk Global Services
  • IKS Health
  • IBM India Pvt Limited
  • GeBBs
  • Coalition [1]

Banks[edit]

National Prominent & Private Banks were the first to set up shop in Airoli. Only recently, major private and public sector banks have started opening their branches.

  • Union Bank of India (Sector 6)
  • Bank of India (Sector 19)
  • Syndicate Bank (Sector 19)
  • Corporation Bank (Sector 4)
  • State Bank of India (Sector 7)
  • State Bank of Travancore (Sector 19)
  • Bank of Baroda (Sector 7)
  • The Federal Bank (Sector 7)
  • HDFC (Sector 8)
  • ICICI (Sector 7, Sector 19)
  • IDBI (Sector 7)
  • The Thane Janata Sahakari Bank (Sector 8)
  • Punjab and Maharashtra co. op. Bank (PMC Bank)(Sector 7)
  • Saraswat Bank (Sector-7)
  • Abhyudaya co. op. Bank (Sector 17)
  • Axis Bank (Sector 6)
  • Dena Bank (Sector 5)
  • Indusland Bank (Sector 5)

Apart from ATMs of the banks mentioned above, the following banks have their ATMs in Airoli. DCB (Visa), IndusInd Bank (Visa), Kotak Mahindra Bank (Visa).

Hospitals and Nursing Homes[edit]

  • National Burns Center is located in Sector 13. The National Burns Center promoted by the Indian Burns Research Society is a project to provide research and training facilities in burns care technology. The primary goal of National Burns Center is to evolve simplified methods of management to reduce treatment costs and to evaluate new drugs.
  • Criti Care (Near Sec-8) Signal
  • Indravati Hospital (Less than 20 beds)
  • Mody Hospital (Less than 20 beds).It has a medical store attached to it.
  • Sukhada Specialty Hospital (Less than 20 beds)
  • Navjeevan Hospital (Less than 20 beds)
  • Gandhis Hospital (Less than 20 beds)
  • Sanjeevani Hospital (Less than 20 beds)
  • Dr Doke's Shraddha Hospital (Less than 20 beds)
  • Sridhar Hospital (Less than 20 beds)
  • Jasmine Hospital (Less than 20 beds)
  • Heritage Healthcare Hospital and ICU (Less than 20 beds) by Dr. Rakesh Chaturvedi. It is located in sector 6. It also has a medical store attached to it.
  • Asha Hospital (Sector-4)
  • Avdhoot Hospital (Sector - 19)
  • A 100 beds NMMC hospital is under construction (sector-3)

Schools in Airoli[edit]

  • New Horizon Public School, Sector 19 (CBSE: It is one of the best schools in the Mumbai metropolitan region.
  • Dayanand Anglo Vedic Public School, Airoli (CBSE)- It is one of the best school in Navi Mumbai according to Hindustan Times Survey for 3 to 4 consecutive years.
  • New Horizon Scholars School, Sector-13 .Near Airoli Mulund Bridge (CBSE)
  • Datta Meghe World Academy, Sector-16 (CBSE)
  • Euro School, Sector 19 (ICSE)
  • St. Xavier High School, Sector 6 (SSC)
  • Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Vidyalaya (R.M.V), Sector-16 (SSC)
  • Saraswati Vidyalaya, Sector-5 (SSC)
  • Shreeram Vidyalaya, Sector-3 (SSC)
  • Smt. Sushiladevi Deshmukh Vidyalaya & Jr. College (S.D.V), Sector-4 (SSC)
  • Mazidun High School, Sector-8 (SSC)
  • VPM's International School, Sector 19 (ICSE)
  • Neo Kids, Sector-13
  • VIBGYOR HIGH School, Sector 8A
  • Dnyandeep vidyamandir Sec-2

Colleges in Airoli[edit]

  • Datta Meghe College of Engineering (Sector-3)
  • Shreeram Polytechnic, Airoli (Sector-3)
  • Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Vidyalaya & Junior College(Sector-16)
  • Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Teacher Education Institute (D.T.ED & B.ED), Sector 16, Airoli
  • New Horizon School of Management (Sector 14)
  • Mehta College (Degree College)(Sector-19)
  • Saraswati Vidyalaya and Jr. College (Sector-5)
  • Shreeram Vidyalaya and Jr. College (Sector-3)
  • SMT. Sushiladevi Deshmukh Vidyalaya & Junior College (sector-4)

Shopping Centre

  • D Mart (Sector-8A)
  • Kings Electronics (Sector-8A)
  • Maxmall ( sector-3)
  • Market Line (Sector 3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ::Mindspace:: Archived 31 December 2010 at WebCite
  2. ^ K Raheja Archived 31 December 2010 at WebCite

External links[edit]