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Andheri is a suburb of Mumbai, situated in the west of the city on Salsette Island.[1]

Andheri
Suburb/Neighbourhood
Andheri is located in Mumbai
Andheri
Andheri
Location in Mumbai metropolitan area
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
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
City Mumbai
Language
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST GMT+530
PIN Andheri H.O. 400 053
Vehicle registration MH 02
The station signboard on the West side

Like most suburbs in Mumbai the railway station divides Andheri into Andheri East and Andheri West.

The Andheri railway station is the among the busiest railway stations in the country[2] and also on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The expansion of the Mumbai Metro in the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor is part of the government's master transportation plan.[3]

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GovernmentEdit

Andheri West comes under K/W ward of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai while Andheri East comes under the K/E ward of the same.[4]

EducationEdit

TransportationEdit

 
A metro train arriving at the DN Nagar station during the Line 1 trial run in May 2013.
 
Bandra Worli sealink is not too far from here

RailEdit

Andheri has a railway station on the Western Line and the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, connecting it to Churchgate, Dahanu, Panvel and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.[citation needed]

Mumbai MetroEdit

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, 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]

AirportEdit

 
Aerial photo of Andheri and Bandra, taken after take-off from Bombay/Mumbai Airport.

The international terminal of the city's Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located near Sahar village in Andheri East. There are two separate terminals operating the domestic and international operations.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History Of Andheri -". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  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. Books.google.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook - Mumbai Suburban" (PDF). 
  5. ^ Mumbai Metro Archived 12 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Mumbaimetroone.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  6. ^ A Mumbai Metro train every three minutes - Mumbai - DNA. Dnaindia.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  7. ^ "Know Your Metro - Features". Reliance Mumbai Metro. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Metro ride in June '13? Work on crucial bridge completed". The Times of India. 26 December 2012. 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". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 

NotesEdit

  • 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.