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Andheri is located in Mumbai
Location in Mumbai metropolitan area
Coordinates: 19°07′08″N 72°50′49″E / 19.119°N 72.847°E / 19.119; 72.847Coordinates: 19°07′08″N 72°50′49″E / 19.119°N 72.847°E / 19.119; 72.847
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
City Mumbai
Time zone IST GMT+530
PIN Andheri H.O. 400 053
Vehicle registration MH 02
The station signboard on the West side

Andheri is a suburb of Mumbai, situated in the west of the city on the Salsette Island.[1]

Sher-e-Punjab Housing Society is the single largest co-operative residential housing society in Mumbai with 1,251 members.[2]

The Andheri railway station is the among the busiest railway stations in the country[3] and also on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway and the expansion of the metro in the Versova-Anderi-Ghatkopar corridor is part of the government's master transportation plan.[4]


A metro train arriving at the DN Nagar station during the Line 1 trial run in May 2013.


Further information: Andheri railway station

Andheri has a railway station on the Western Line and the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, connecting it to Churchgate, Dahanu, Panvel and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.[citation needed]

Mumbai Metro[edit]

Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro spans in the entire suburb of Andheri[5][6] connecting Versova in the west to Ghatkopar in the Eastern Suburbs, covering a distance of 11.4 kilometres (7.1 mi).[7] It is fully elevated, and consists of 12 stations. 9 out of the 12 stations are in Andheri. Work on the corridor began on 8 February 2008. A cable stay bridge, spanning the Western railway line, on the project was completed at the end of 2012.[8] The line opened for service on 8 June 2014.[9] Latest statistics reveal that approximately 85 million passengers have used the metro line in the first 11 months since its launch.[10]


The international terminal of the city's Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located near Sahar village in Andheri East. There are two separate terminals operating the domestic and international operations.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History Of Andheri -". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  2. ^ Baljeet, Parmar. "Sher-e-Punjab housing society election stayed". Daily News and Analysis. 
  3. ^ "Authorities finding it difficult to decongest Andheri station area". Daily News and Analysis. 
  4. ^ Indian Economy - K. R. Gupta, J. R. Gupta - Google Books. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  5. ^ Mumbai Metro Archived December 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  6. ^ A Mumbai Metro train every three minutes - Mumbai - DNA. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  7. ^ "Know Your Metro - Features". Reliance Mumbai Metro. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Metro ride in June '13? Work on crucial bridge completed". The Times of India. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Maharashtra CM Prithivraj Chavan flags off Mumbai Metro". The Times of India. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Over 8 crore commuters travelled in Metro since June 2014 - The Economic Times". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 


  • Shrivastava, Prabhat, and S. L. Dhingra. "Operational Integration Of Suburban Railway And Public Buses—Case Study Of Mumbai." Journal Of Transportation Engineering 132.6 (2006): 518-522. Academic Search Premier. Web. 29 May 2012.