Andheri

Andheri

Andheri is the largest suburb of Mumbai. It is home to a railway station on the Mumbai Suburban Railway, Western line. It is the fifth suburb among the Western suburbs. Like many other suburbs and areas of Mumbai, Andheri too is divided into an East and a West section, separated by the railway line.

History

Before 1945, Andheri was administered by a Collector in charge of the “Suburban District”. With the creation of Greater Bombay in 1945, the administration was merged with the rest of Bombay city.

One of the oldest residential areas in Andheri is Dhake Colony on Versova Road, Andheri West. The five buildings in the area were built around 1950, and they served as a landmark until recently. The area is now known as D.N. Nagar.

Andheri has a popular Ganesha temple, Shree Vanchasiddhi Vinayak Ganesh Mandir, which was created in 1926.

Residential areas

The important residential areas in Andheri are

Andheri (West)

Andheri (East)

  • Bamanwada
  • Chakala
  • Gundavali
  • J.B. Nagar
  • Kalpataru Estate
  • Koldongri
  • Kondivita
  • Mahakali
  • Marol
    • Vijay Nagar
  • Poonam Nagar
  • Kalpita Enclave
  • MIDC
  • Old Nagardas Road
  • Parsiwada
  • Pump House
  • Saki Naka
  • SEEPZ
  • Sahar
  • Saki village
  • Sher-e-Punjab Colony
  • Takshila
  • Telly Gully
  • Verma Nagar

Commercial areas

Andheri is one of the most important commercial hubs in Mumbai. The important commercial centres in Andheri are

  • Andheri (West)
    • Laxmi Industrial Estate
    • Shah Industrial Estate (Veera Desai Road)
  • Andheri (East)
    • CEPZ
    • MIDC Andheri
    • Saki Naka
    • SEEPZ

Sports complexes

  • Andheri (West)
    • Andheri Sports Complex.

Educational institutions

Schools

  • Andheri (West)
    • Arya Vidya Mandir School
    • Bhavans A.H. Wadia High School
    • Bombay Cambridge High School
    • Cosmopolitan Education Society
      • Cosmopolitan Primary and Pre-Primary School
      • Sheth Chunilal Damodaras Barfivala High School
    • Gyan Kendra High School
    • Hansraj Morarji Public School
    • Jamnabai Narsee School
    • Jankidevi High School
    • Maneckji Cooper High School
    • Rajhans Vidyalaya
    • Sheth M.A. High School
    • Shree Ram Welfare Society’s High School
    • St. Blaise High School (Amboli)
    • Swami Muktananda High School
    • Versova Welfare High School
  • Andheri (East)
    • Divine Child High School
    • Holy Family High School
    • Marol Education Academy’s High School (Marol)
    • Our Lady of Health High School (Sahar)
    • Paranjpe Vidyalaya
    • St. John The Evangelist High School (Marol)
    • St. Dominic Savio High School

Colleges

  • Andheri (West)
  • Andheri (East)
    • Shri Chinai College of Commerce & Economics
    • Tolani College of Commerce
Further information: List of Mumbai Colleges

Parks

  • Andheri (West)
    • Lallubhai Park
    • Nana Nani Park (Seven Bungalows)

Movie theatres

  • Andheri (West)
  • Andheri (East)
    • Cinemax (Chakala)
    • Pinky (near railway station)

Clubs

  • Andheri (West)
    • Andheri Recreation Club
    • Country Club
    • Raheja Classique Club (Link Road)
    • Renaissance Club (Juhu-Versova Link Road)
    • The Club (D.N. Nagar)
  • Andheri (East)
    • Matoshree Club (Mahakali)

(All of the clubs above have squash courts.)

Malls

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Jogeshwari

Jogeshwari

Jogeshwari is the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway railway line. It is a suburb of Mumbai.

History

The Western Trunk Route of Bombay was extended from Bandra to Jogeshwari in 1915. Before 1945, Jogeshwari was administered by a Collector in charge of the “Suburban District”. With the creation of Greater Bombay in 1945, the administration was merged with the rest of Bombay city.

It has 2nd century budhhist Mahakali caves. It is mostly populated by Muslims and Maharashtrians.

Movie Theatres

  • 24 Carat
  • Moviestar

Jogeshwari
Next station south:
Andheri
Mumbai suburban railway : Western Railway Next station north:
Goregaon
Stop Number:17 KM from starting:23.52

Goregaon

Goregaon, pronounced as Goregam or Goregav (Marathi:गोरेगाव) is the name of a Mumbai suburban locality. It is a major railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway (India) railway line.

Bracketed on either side of the railway line by the Western Express Highway and the Linking Road, it is primarily a middle-class residential neighbourhood. The famous cinema making spots such as Filmistan and Film City are located here.

Up to the late 1970s, the suburb was sparsely populated with the main residential localities springing up in Nagars (like Unnat Nagar, Motilal Nagar, Bangur Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Siddharth Nagar, Piramal Nagar) on the West and Wadis (like Pandurang wadi) and Jaiprakash Nagar on the East.

The Eastern boundary of the suburb was effectively the Western Express Highway after which the picturesque Aarey Milk Colony offered its forested charm to the region.

However, the housing boom of the 80s saw the locality spread its territory as well as increase its population density. On the East, newer areas such as Dindoshi, Gokuldham, Yashodham, Saibaba Complex, Film City Road, etc. and on the West, Bangur Nagar, Lokhandwala Complex (now considered a separate suburb) and Link Road were the development hubs. Despite the increase in population, rail and road infrastructure was the same and hence became stretched.

Besides the above, Goregaon (E) also is home to the recently developed area known as New Dindoshi consisting of the Nagari Nivara Parishad (popularly known as NNP), a housing scheme for the lower middle class. There are more than 30,000 people living at NNP distributed between two zones. These are one of the best housing schemes provided by government.

Despite this, the suburb still maintains its charm in the older pockets with shady trees lining the roads which are relatively well maintained.

What is now known as Goregaon Suburb is a conglomeration of Four Villages Pahadi, Goregaon, Aarey and Eksar. Goregaon got the Railway Station as early as in 1862. The suburb was one of the Four Railway Stations between Borivali and Grant Road. However, it was known as Pahadi. Name of the Railway Station was changed subsequently as people were getting confused in Pahadi and Paradi, a Railway Station in South Gujarat on BB&CI (now Western Railway). In fact even today on official records, one can see the name of tehasil as Pahadi Goregaon.

It is believed that the name of Village Goregaon come from the politically active Gore (pronounced Go-ray) family, who lived on the Western side of the suburb, literally meaning “Gore’s village” in Marathi.

The prime land under Mango and Guava Plantation owned by Topiwala Desai family was taken over by Maharashtra government and handed over to Housing Board Mumbai sometime in 1950’s.

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