Naigaon

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Naigaon
नाँयगाव
Semi Urban
View from Naigaon bridge in Naigaon-Papdy road
View from Naigaon bridge in Naigaon-Papdy road
Naigaon is located in Maharashtra
Naigaon
Naigaon
Coordinates: 19°21′05″N 72°50′47″E / 19.351467°N 72.846343°E / 19.351467; 72.846343Coordinates: 19°21′05″N 72°50′47″E / 19.351467°N 72.846343°E / 19.351467; 72.846343
Country India
State Maharashtra
Metro Vasai-Virar
District Palghar
Government
 • Type Unicameral
 • Body Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation
 • Mayor Mrs. Pravina Thakur[1] (BVA)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN

401207 (West)

401208 (East)
Telephone code (91) 0250
Vehicle registration MH 48
Lok Sabha constituency Thane
Website www.vvmc.in

Naigaon is a neighbourhood of Vasai-Virar city of Maharashtra . It is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Former Part of Thane District now It Comes Under Palghar District limits. It is 19  km away from Mumbai city limits ie Dahisar Checknaka (Kashimira). A decade ago[when?] it was a village, but the situation has drastically changed in a few years. It is governed by the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC).Naigaon is approximately 39 km from Mumbai International Airport.

It is also the name of a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai suburban railway. Naigaon station is the next station to Bhayandar station in the south and before Vasai Road station to the north. It is located after the major creek between Bhayander and Naigaon. Naigaon east is connected to the Ahmedabad Highway by the Naigaon east road and has nearest station as 'Juchandra' which connects to Vasai Road station via Vasai-Diva route. There is a flyover under construction which will connect east-west, which in turn will ease transportation. There is a proposed bridge flyover over Vasai Creek which will connect Naigaon to Bhayander.

Population[edit]

In Naigaon population mainly consists of Marathi speaking Christians and Hindus. It also has a migrant community of Muslims and Gujarati-speaking Hindus and Jains owing to its proximity to the Gujarat border. The language spoken by the Christian community is a different dialect of Marathi language which is called East Indian(valkar), Vadval, Konkani etc.

Amol Nagar Naigaon

Transportation[edit]

  • Bus

Bus Service is provided by VVMT(Vasai Virar Municipal Transport)The Frequency of the Bus is every 15mins.

  • Routes
  • Bus No 125-Naigaon Railway Station(W) -Vasai Court/Tahsil Office
  • Bus No 126-Naigaon Railway Station(E)-Naigaon Phata.
  • Bus from Naigaon Station East to Vasai East Bhoidapada Cross every half an hour
  • Auto

Sharing Auto Rickshaws are available outside the Railway Station on Both the Sides,East & West.

  • Train

Mumbai Suburban Local trains also Runs with frequency of every 3 to 5 minutes from Virar-Churchgate and Churchgate-Virar. All Local Trains Halt Here.

  • Taxi/Cabs.

Recently App Based AC Cabs Services like Ola and Uber have also started.

Naigaon East[edit]

In the east there is a famous temple of Chandika Devi (Goddess named Chandika). The population in 2014 is approximately 1 lakh and above. There is a Citizen Colony of many buildings and Citizen Credit Co-op Bank Ltd.

Villages part of naigoan east are Juchandra,Tiwri & Rajavali

Township:

  • Ornate Galaxy
  • Nakshatra Green
  • Reliable Garden
  • Ritu Gardenia
  • Unicron Global Arena (Largest township)
  • Mahalaxmi Nagar
  • Mittal Enclave
  • Rashmi Pink City and Star City (Delayed project 10 years)

Schools[edit]

Schools in Naigaon East.

  • Don Bosco High School
  • R D Memorial High School
  • Seven Eleven School
  • Girija Mhatre English High School & Junior College
  • Seven Square Academy

Schools in Naigaon West.

  • St. Xavier's High School
  • St. Francis Xavier's Convent School
  • Convent of Jesus and Mary
  • Rishi Valmiki Vidyalaya & Junior College

Banks[edit]

Banks in Naigaon east.

  • Citizen Credit Co-op Bank Ltd
  • Bank of Maharashtra/ATM Also
  • Bank of Baroda/ATM Also
  • HDFC Bank/ATM Also
  • ICICI Bank/ATM Also
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Bassein Catholic Co-op Bank/ATM Also

Banks in Naigaon West

  • Bassein Catholic co-operative Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • HDFC Bank
  • Syndicate Bank,Umele
  • Syndicate Bank,Vadavali

ATM in Naigaon West

  • Axis Bank
  • Bank of India
  • ICICI Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • SBI Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
School and church nearby. R D Memorial High School is one of the reputed schools in the vicinity. The main roads in Naigaon east are St. Marys Road, Naigaon East Road, St. Xaviers Road and Naigaon east Vasai link road. The is a huge fresh water lake with an old dam called the Netajis Lake. There are two main places in Naigaon east namely, Juchandra and Tiwri. Recent development due to no slums around, had made it an ideal place to live.

There is a beautiful church in Naigaon East known as St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. This is one of the rare churches to have with her the Holy Girdle of St. Mary. Movies like Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani and many other serials were shot at this church.

St. Mary's jacobite, Syrian Church, Naigaon
Temple at Naigaon Jetty

Naigaon East also has international level football turf, football turf is a part of Global Arena Township and managed by them.

Chinchotti Waterfall is another great place to visit, for adventures and mountaineering in Mumbai. Trekkers and people with a liking for adventure can go trekking in the Chinchotti Mountains which is about 20–30 minutes from the Naigaon East Station.

Naigaon west[edit]

Naigaon West is a coastal area which was originally a fishing village which now comprises the residential colonies like Mariam Nagar, Amol Nagar, Vijay Complex, Dias & Pereira Nagar, Palli bunder, Roshan Park (Palli), Naigaon Koliwada (fishing village) and Umela village (sakai nagar). It has a very old church now called as ''Mother of God church''. it can be presumed that it was built sometime between 1577 and 1585 (Meersman 1971-184) According to Paulo de Trindade, there was a very beautiful statue of Our Lady in the Church reiterated by the Franciscan Chronicler that states that the Church was dedicated to the Mother of God and possessed an image of our Lady of great beauty pierced by a sword for which the people of the area had great devotion. Fr. Humbert informs us that the Franciscan fathers quit during the Maratha invasion in 1739 and it appears that the church was destroyed during this invasion.

Mariam Nagar is the only place where salt is produced on a mass scale. Naigaon west is more used for drying of fish by kolis (fishing community) dwelling in the vicinity. Naigaon west is famous for toddy (palm wine) tapped from the borassus flabellifer tree which is a type of palm. The creek between Bhyander and Naigaon west makes it very difficult and expensive to create a road route to connect Bhyander and hence typical road route used is via Vasai west.

Water supply is not available for Naigaon west societies Vasai Municipal made a water tank in 2013, but there is no connection to it.

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