Mira Road is a small town in Thane district just north of the city of Mumbai. It is part of the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation. Mira Road is the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway railway line.
Mira Road has developed gradually into an important residential locality due to its proximity to Mumbai and lower cost of living. It is situated on the island of Salcette. A marshy creek divides Mira Road from Mumbai. Mira Road is divided into two main parts, Shanti Nagar and Naya Nagar. Shanti Nagar is cosmopolitan in nature in terms of residents residing there. Naya Nagar has a majority of Muslim Residents.
Although not technically in Mumbai, Mira Road looks and behaves like Mumbai. This is so , as almost all the people living here have moved from Mumbai in seach of bigger, cheaper apartments and space. Mira road has good wide roads, but has a major Water and Transport problem. Many buildings do not have municipal water and have to make do with water transported to the buildings via tankers which is often dirty and costs more.
Mira Road has a considerable forested area. Although it is officially not under the BMC it enjoys all the facilities available in Mumbai like 24hr power supply from Reliance, Telephone services from MTNL and piped gas from Mahanagar Gas, Bus services from BEST etc. Mira Road gives substantial revenue to the Maharashtra Govt. thru taxes , specially Registration and stamp duty on new flats bought by the ever increasing number of people moving in from Mumbai. This is so as it is cheaper to buy flats and property in Mira Road as compared to Mumbai proper. Still Mira Road does not have a proper hospital, no government schools and hardly any public places, like parks , etc.
Mira Road suffers the same nightmare of travel through suburban trains(used by most residents)as faced by most of the residents outside Mumbai, but close to Mumbai i.e Dahisar, Bhayandar, Nalla Sopara , Virar, etc).There is only one railway line (dedicated towards one way – up or down) from Borivili to Virar.Almost 95 % of Mira Road residents work in Mumbai. Mira Road and its sister suburbs are in great need of more railway lines , so that 2 up and 2 down Railway lines can be operated simultaneously.
- Holy Cross Covent School
- NL Dalmia High School
- Kanakia (ICSE board school)
- Royal College of Arts, Commerce and Science
- N.H English Academy school
- P.G.Vora School
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidhyalaya
- CineMAX Multiplex
- Razzaz Multiplex
- United Sports Club in Shanti nagar –
- It was established by Mr. Kishore Sharma. Ranji player Iqbal Thakur was the cricket coach of that club.
- Mira Road Sports Club –
- It was opened in 2003 by Mr. Muzaffar Hussain and here too the coach was Iqbal Thakur.
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|Mumbai suburban railway : Western Railway||Next station north:
|Stop Number:23||KM from starting:39.76|