Coordinates: 19°07′08″N 72°50′49″E / 19.119°N 72.847°E / 19.119; 72.847
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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; 72.847
DistrictMumbai Suburban
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
 • 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 code022
Vehicle registrationMH 02
Lok Sabha constituencyMumbai North West

Andheri ([ən̪d̪ʱeɾiː]) is a suburb in the western part of the city of Mumbai in India.

Government and politics[edit]

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]


Andheri east and west are key areas in Mumbai, with several film studios and TV news channels.[2]


The Andheri railway station is among the busiest railway stations in the city[3] The expansion of the Mumbai Metro in the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor is a part of the government's master transportation plan.[4]

Andheri Flyover

Mumbai Metro[edit]

Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro spans the entire suburb of Andheri (Andheri metro station)[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 over Western Express Highway & a Steel 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]

Metro 2A[11][12] intersects with Blue Line 1 at DN Nagar Metro and Metro 7 at WEH Metro station respectively in Andheri.

Pink Line 6[13] will function from Lokhandwala to Kanjurmarg via Jogeshwari of 14.5 km long, expected to open from 2024.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook - Mumbai Suburban" (PDF).
  2. ^ Nair, Ashwini (5 July 2012). "Will Andheri East still remain a media hub?". The Economic Times. Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  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 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ Mumbai Metro Archived 12 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 6 December 2013.
  6. ^ A Mumbai Metro train every three minutes - Mumbai - DNA. Retrieved on 6 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Know Your Metro - Features". Reliance Mumbai Metro. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  8. ^ "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.
  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". The Economic Times. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority - Metro Line - 2". Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Metro Line - 2B". Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  13. ^ "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.