High-rise residential apartments in Mira Road (East)
|• Mayor||Dimple Mehta|
|• Deputy Mayor||Chandrakant Vati|
|• Total||79.4 km2 (30.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||1.22:1 ♂/♀|
Mira-Bhayandar is a municipality in the Thane district in the state of Maharashtra, located in the northern part of Salsette Island, and shares a border with North Mumbai. Mira-Bhayandar is administered by Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), with a population at the 2011 Census of 814,655. Mira-Bhayandar is the part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
In times of the British occupation of India, the residents of the Mira-Bhayandar area participated in the Salt Satyagraha.
The Mira Bhayandar Municipal council was formed on 12 June 1985 by incorporating all the village Gram Panchayats. Consequently, MBMC got an administrative officer and a chief officer to look after the affairs of the area.
MBMC is currently run by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Economic growth is led by the manufacturing sector. Bhayandar 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.
Bhayandar West was traditionally residential, and the East predominantly an industrial area in the field of steel utensils manufacturing. Recent population growth and a flurry of construction has blurred the boundaries between Bhayandar 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 Bhayandar. There is a lot of scope for development of this land as it has the potential to house a large industrial complex.
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