Mira Road

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Mira Road
Thane District
Nickname(s): 
मीरा भायन्दर, Mira Bhayandar
Mira Road is located in Maharashtra
Mira Road
Mira Road
Mira Road
Coordinates: 19°17′03″N 72°52′16″E / 19.28417°N 72.87111°E / 19.28417; 72.87111Coordinates: 19°17′03″N 72°52′16″E / 19.28417°N 72.87111°E / 19.28417; 72.87111
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
RegionKonkan
DistrictThane
CityMira-Bhayandar[1]
Government
 • TypeUnicameral
 • BodyMira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation
 • MayorSmt. Jyotsna Hansale [2] (BJP)
Area
 • Total79.40 km2 (30.66 sq mi)
Elevation
6.4 m (21.0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total8.15 Lakhs
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
PIN
401 107
Telephone code(+91) 022
Vehicle registrationMH 04
Lok Sabha constituencyThane
Websitembmc.gov.in

Mira Road is an area of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region situated in the north-western portion of the Salsette Island, Maharashtra state, India. It is part of Thane district and lies within the jurisdiction of Mira-Bhayandar city.[1] It is governed by Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation.

History[edit]

The rise of Mumbai's real estate prices has been instrumental in the development of the Mira-Bhayandar region. From 1947 onwards, primarily developed by Bharat Shah the rise in real estate prices prompted several largely lower and middle-income families to migrate to the suburbs of Mumbai like Virar, Vasai and Nalasopara. At that time, the Mira-Bhayandar area was part of a Gram Panchayat and was consisted primarily of agricultural land, majorly rice. This delayed and deterred builders from starting development projects.[4] By 1980, builders began to buy agricultural land and start developing townships. The Mira Bhayandar Municipal Council was set up on June 12, 1985, by integrating five Gram Panchayats which included the Mira Gram Panchayat, which is from where Mira Road got its name.[5]

An apartment in Mira Road (East)

By 1990, the council was extended and it held the first election. Gilbert Mendonca was elected as the first president of the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Council.

As it is located very close to the city, with easy accessibility by road as well as railway, and facilities for the city also extending to this town, have resulted in an increase in population and Mira Bhayandar as a whole, developed further.

The Municipal Council later on 28 February 2002, was changed to a Municipal Corporation due to its large population and had its first elected mayor Smt. Maira Mendonca on 11 August. Mira Road and its neighbouring suburb Bhayandar began emerging as a fast developing suburb and experienced economic development mainly due to its manufacturing sector. Most of the development has occurred only on the east side whereas the west side of the railway line is covered with salt pans and mangroves.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Mira Road is located on the northern portion of Salsette Island and at the northern part of the Konkan region. Mira Road along with Bhayandar comes which is under the jurisdiction of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation.[6] The entire Mira-Bhayandar region lies just outside Mumbai Suburban district and officially belongs to Thane district, despite being closer to the island of Mumbai.[7][8] The Mira-Bhayandar region comprises an area of 79 km2. A marshy creek divides Mumbai and Mira Road. The western part of the city is completely made up of barren lands, where salt pans were situated in the past. In the north lies Vasai Creek, to the east Sanjay Gandhi National Park and the Uttan coast, to the west. It mainly is of Deccan lava terrain and consists of waterlogged and marshy areas. The climate here is like that of Mumbai.[6]

Transport[edit]

Power from the Tata Power & Reliance Energy, MTNL telecom services and BEST bus services which are normally provided to the city, are provided to this region too which has been instrumental in the increase in its population, unlike Vasai and Virar.[4][9]

Mira Road has a railway station, which is a part of the Western Suburban Railway line. All trains from churchgate towards Virar halt at Mira Road. Also Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation has its own transportation facility Mira Bhayandar Municipal transportation (MBMT). These bus services from MSRTC which are the state transport buses are available to connect with Thane city and Manori. State transport (ST) buses are also available in Mira Road. They start from Bhayander and are available for Thane, Bhiwandi and Vasai route.[citation needed]

Line 10 (Mumbai Metro) Gaimukh - Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) corridor, the line runs parallel to Thane-Bhayander highway consisting of 9 stops.

Line 9 (Mumbai Metro) Dahisar(E) - Mira Bhayander corridor, this line offers connection to the western suburbs of Mumbai.

Hospitals[edit]

Schools[edit]

Notable People residing/originated here[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About MMR". Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority. Retrieved 31 October 2017 (Last updated on 22 October 2017)
  2. ^ "BJP's Dimple Mehta is new Mira Bhayander Mayor". The Times of India. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Mahanagarpalikechi Mahiti (महानगरपालिकेची माहिती)" (in Marathi). Mira Bhaindar Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 31 October 2017 (Last updated on 22 March 2017)
  4. ^ a b c "Advantage Mira Road!". The Times of India. 18 February 2005. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b "History". Mira Bhaindar Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 31 October 2017 (Last updated on 14 September 2016)
  6. ^ a b "Mira-Bhayandar Environmental Status Report 2009–10" (PDF). Department of Environment, Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 15 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "District wise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Mumbai Suburban District Map". National Informatics Center. Retrieved 15 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "About Mira Road". Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute".

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