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Andheri is located in Mumbai
Location in Mumbai
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
DistrictMumbai Suburban
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneIST GMT+530
400069 (East), 400059 (J B Nagar), 400093 (MIDC), 400053 (Azad Nagar), 400058 (West), 400072 (Sakinaka), 400096 (SEEPZ), 400099 (International Airport), 400049 (Juhu), 400061 (Versova)
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH 02
Lok Sabha constituencyMumbai North West

Andheri ([ən̪d̪ʱeɾiː]) is a locality in the western part of the city of Mumbai in India. Andheri is the major Bollywood Industry hub and it is the talent enclave of Mumbai, be it those from production houses, animation, the entertainment industry, and corporate.


For administrative purposes, the area is separated into Andheri West and Andheri East. Andheri West comes under K/W ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation while Andheri East comes under the K/E ward of the same.[1]


The Andheri railway station is among the busiest railway stations in the city[2] The expansion of the Mumbai Metro in the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor is a part of the government's master transportation plan.[3]

Andheri Flyover

Mumbai Metro[edit]

Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro spans the entire suburb of Andheri (Andheri metro station)[4][5] connecting Versova in the west to Ghatkopar in the Eastern Suburbs, covering a distance of 11.4 kilometres (7.1 mi).[6] 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 over Western Express Highway & a Steel Bridge spanning the Western railway line, on the project was completed at the end of 2012.[7] The line opened for service on 8 June 2014.[8] Latest statistics reveal that approximately 85 million passengers have used the metro line in the first 11 months since its launch.[9]

Yellow Line 2[10][11] will intersect with Blue Line 1 at DN Nagar Metro and Red line 7 at WEH Metro station respectively in Andheri once it open in 2020 and 2022.

Pink Line 6[12] will function from Lokhandwala to Kanjurmarg via Jogeshwari of 14.5 km long, expected to open from 2022.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook - Mumbai Suburban" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Authorities finding it difficult to decongest Andheri station area". Daily News and Analysis.
  3. ^ Indian Economy - K. R. Gupta, J. R. Gupta - Google Books. Retrieved on 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ Mumbai Metro Archived 12 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ A Mumbai Metro train every three minutes - Mumbai - DNA. Retrieved on 6 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Know Your Metro - Features". Reliance Mumbai Metro. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Metro ride in June '13? Work on crucial bridge completed". The Times of India. 26 December 2012. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Maharashtra CM Prithivraj Chavan flags off Mumbai Metro". The Times of India. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Over 8 crore commuters travelled in Metro since June 2014 - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority - Metro Line - 2". Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Metro Line - 2B". Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  12. ^ "DETAILED PROJECT REPORT". Retrieved 16 September 2020.


  • 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.