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Mira-Bhayandar is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
 • Mayor Mrs. Geeta Jain
 • Total 79.4 km2 (30.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 814,655
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 401107- For Mira Road & 401101- For Bhayandar(W) & 401105- For Bhayandar(E)
Telephone code 022-2811,2812
Sex ratio 1.22:1 /

Mira-Bhayander is a municipality and an area of Thane, located in the northern part of Salsette Island, and administered by Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), with a population at the 2011 Census of 814,655. It is situated within Thane taluka, in turn part of Thane district.


  • History 1
  • Politics 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Transport 4
    • Bus Services 4.1
  • Other infrastructure 5
    • Education 5.1
      • Primary Education 5.1.1
      • Secondary Education 5.1.2
      • Graduation 5.1.3
      • Post Graduation 5.1.4
      • B.Ed Colleges 5.1.5
      • Coaching Classes 5.1.6
    • Hospital 5.2
      • Hotels 5.2.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Sopara was the capital of North-Konkan or Aparanta in the third century b.c.[1] It is close to the town of Mira-Bhayandar. Trade with Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome was carried out through the various ports in this region. In Medieval India the Ghodbunder port was used to import horses from ArabiaChimnaji Appa during his campaign to conquer the Bassein Fort in 1737 also conquered the forts of Ghodbunder and Dharavi. In times of the British occupation of India, the residents of the Mira-Bhayandar area participated in the Salt Satyagraha.


The Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) is administered by the Bharatiya janata party.


The 2011 India census recorded a population of 814,655[2] in Mira-Bhyandar. Economic growth is led by the manufacturing sector. Bhayander is divided into two parts by the Mumbai suburban rail line - East and West. Mira Road has seen development only in the East part, while the West part, on the other side of the railway line is covered with salt pans and mangroves. Mira Road East is a predominantly residential area. Its calm, quiet surroundings and low pollution make it a desirable residential oasis.

Bhayander West was traditionally residential, and the East predominantly an industrial area in the field of steel utensils manufacturing. Recent population growth and a flurry of construction has blurred the boundaries between Bhayander and neighbouring Mira Road on the East side of the rail tracks, turning it into a populous suburb. Government-owned Salt Pans and marshland in West Mira Road have restricted the southward spread of Bhayander.There is a lot of scope for development of this land as it has the potential to house a large industrial complex.

Religions in Mira-bhayander
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).


Rail: The western railway of the Mumbai suburban railway is the lifeline of the western and extended suburbs of Mumbai. Mira Road & Bhayandar are the railway stations on this line. Mira Road is one station after Dahisar. After Bhayandar is the Vasai (Bassein) creek bridge followed by Naigaon. Slow and fast trains between Churchgate, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri & Borivali and Vasai / Virar operates from Mira Road & Bhayandar stations. The number of trains starting from Bhayandar has considerably increased in recent times after the deployment of four railway tracks between Borivali and Virar making train journeys safer and more comfortable for Mira-Bhayandar and Bhayandar residents.Bhayander is the main station of the suburban rail map of Mumbai. Direct trains run from Bhayander to Churchgate.

Road: The western express highway, as termed in Mumbai leaves the city as the NH-8 linking Mumbai with the west and north west of India. Important cities covered on the NH-8 are Vapi (for Daman & Silvassa), Surat, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi. On the NH-8, just beyond the Ghodbunder area is the Virar-Vasai area. Ghodbunder is also linked to Thane by a highway.

Kashimira is a point falling between Dahisar check naka and Ghodbunder, from which a main road arises that leads to Mira Road, Bhayandar & the coastal villages of Uttan, Gorai, Manori & the heavily marketed amusement parks - Essel World & Water Kingdom.

Bus Services

BEST: BEST undertaking has been the longest provider of services to the area with services to Mira Road railway station, Bhayandar railway station, Kashimira & Ghodbunder from Borivali, Dindoshi, Marol, Mulund, Santacruz, Mahim & Sion. Several western and central suburbs are thus conveniently connected. BEST have introduced AC Kinglong bus services from Mumbai to Mira-Bhayandar MSRTC: MSRTC operates frequent services from Bhayandar railway station (W) to Thane railway station (W) ST stand via Ghodbunder Road.

TMT: Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) operates very popular route no. 57, 58 & 75 between Thane railway station (E) & Mira Road railway station.Also TMT bus facilities are provided from Mumbra to Mira Road route no. 75

NMMT: Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) has introduced its new service route from Vashi to Bhayandar. The new route no.70 will travel from Bhayandar railway station (W) to Vashi bus stand with a frequency of approximately every 30 minutes.

MBMT: Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Transport (MBMT) has local bus services connecting interconnecting various places in the Mira-Bhayandar area.It is run by the MBMC.MBMT is well connected from Bhayander Station and Uttan village.It was established in 2005.In 2006 MBMT adopted Public Private Partnership (PPP) and handed the contract to a Ulhasnagar based Krestel Infrastructure Pvt Ltd.Due to rickety maintainence of the bus of MBMT people raised voice against MBMT.They had also hiked the fare due to which the daily commuters face difficulties.There is no other option to travel from the villages in the Bhayander West.

Apart from this government transportation, private vehicles are also easily available from Mira-Bhayandar to Borivali and Thane, office going people during morning peak hours easily get these vehicles popularly from Golden Nest circle and other important bus stops.

Other infrastructure

Electricity to the town is provided by TATA Power & Reliance Energy limited. The water supply is provided by the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation through STEM water distribution and infrastructure company privet limited. This company takes water from the Ulhas River at Shahad and supplies it to Thane, Bhiwandi and Mira-Bhayander after filtration at its water treatment plant at Temghar village on the outskirts of Bhiwandi. Now the Mira Road Station is under construction with a new entrance


Mira-Bhayander has a fast developing education sector in line with the increase in population. A few amongst them are

Primary Education

  • Lalit Vidya Niketan
  • RBK Global School
  • Rassaz International School
  • Reena Mehta School
  • J.H. Poddar High School
  • NH English Academy School
  • Banegar English High School
  • Holy Cross Military School
  • The Bishop's School
  • Shantinagar High School
  • The Saraswati Vidyalaya
  • Father Joseph's English high school
  • Our Lady of Nazareth
  • Oxford English High school
  • RBK-Ramaben Babubhai Kanakia School
  • Seven Square Academy (1st CBSE school in Mira Bhayander )
  • Bhayander Secondary School
  • Holy Cross Convent School
  • Abhinav Vidya Mandir(Limca award winner)
  • Ram-Ratna Vidya Mandir
  • Don Bosco Public High School (Kashi Nagar)
  • N L Dalmia High School
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidyalaya
  • S.M. Public High School
  • श्री साईं बाबा हिंदी हाई स्कूल ( काशी नगर, भायंदर पूर्व )
  • St.Thomas High School,Shanti
  • The Bishop's School
  • The Divine Image English High School
  • Mother Mary's English High School
  • Maynker Convent School
  • St. Solders High School
  • Nirmala Niketan High School
  • Raval International School in Mira Road
  • Royal Girls High School( English & Urdu Medium)
  • St Xaviers High School, Shanti Park
  • D'silva high school
  • Pious Buds English High School
  • Maa Bharati Vidya Mandir
  • St Xaviers High School, Kashimira
  • Seven Eleven Scholastic School
  • Anjuman-E-Islam Urdu High School, Naya Nagar

Secondary Education

  • J.H.Poddar High School and Junior College Commerce and Science
  • Reena Mehta college of commerce and management studies
  • Shankar Narayan College of Arts,Commerce & Science
  • Royal College of Science, Arts and Commerce
  • Abhinav Junior College Of Arts, Science and Commerce
  • Maa Bharati Vidya Mandir Secondary School And Junior College
  • NH High School


  • Reena Mehta College Of Commerce & Management Studies (BMS,BCOM,BAF,BBI.Bsc. IT& BMM + Diploma Courses)
  • Royal College of Arts, Science and Commerce(B.A, B.Com, BAF, BMS, Bsc)
  • Shankar Narayan College for B.Sc.IT, BMS, BAF, B.Com, BBF, BBI, BA
  • Shree L.R. Tiwari College Of Engineering
  • Mumbai College of hotel management and catering technology
  • Abhinav College of Arts, commerce & Science
  • The Divine Image College
  • Shri L P Raval College
  • Asmita College of Architecture (B.Arch)

Post Graduation

  • Rohidas Patil Institute Of Management Studies
  • N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research
  • Mumbai College of hotel management and catering technology
  • Royal College of Arts,Science & Commerce-M.Com

B.Ed Colleges

  • Rahul B.Ed, D.Ed And M.Ed College
  • Shri LP Raval College
  • Royal College Of Arts, Science And Commerce

Coaching Classes

  • Arham Private Tutorials (APT) (Bhayandar west)
  • The Science Private Hub (Bhayander East)
  • Eureka Academy (Mira raod,Mira-Bhayander road, Bhayander East, Bhayander Weast)
  • The Rising Starz Academy (Bhayandar and Mira Road)
  • Prime Vision Commerce Classes
  • S.R (Sunrise) classes.
  • Mahesh Tutorial (Mira Road and Bhayandar)
  • Novel Tutorials(Bhayandar west)
  • 3G Classes(Bhayandar east)


Shoaib Clinic opposite Narendra Park beside nayanagar police station.

  • Navjeevan Nursing Home
  • Kasturi Memorial Hospital [Bhayander (W)]
  • Sudha Hospital & Polyclinic [Bhayander (E)]
  • Wockhardt Hospital
  • Ashirwad Maternity & General Hospital [Bhayander (E)]
  • Lifeline Hospital
  • Asha Orthopaedic Hospital [Bhayander (E)]
  • Bhaktivedanta Hospital Mira Road
  • Nakoda hospital
  • Shrimad Buddhisagar Suri Manav Seva Kendra
  • Seven Eleven Hospital[Bhayander (E)]
  • Orange Hospital [Bhayander (E)]
  • Balaji Hospital [Bhayander (E)]
  • Sanjeevani Children Hospital [Bhayander (W)]
  • Thunga Hospital
  • Ashwini General Hospital [Bhayander (E)]
  • Indira Gandhi Municipal Hospital Mira Road
  • Kamla Eye & Maternity Home Pvt Ltd [Bhayander (E)]
  • Sai Krupa Hospital [Bhayander (E)]
  • Saibaba Hospital & Polyclinic [Bhayander (E)]


  • Sea N Rock
  • Hotel Express inn
  • Hotel Fountain
  • GCC Hotel And Club
  • Shubh Arambh Residency
  • Hotel Golcondaa
  • Eqvity Hotel
  • Hotel Jalaja Inn
  • Hotel Payyade Residency
  • Hotel Sagar Sangam
  • Hotel Maxwell Cum Holiday Homes (Uttan)Bhayander
  • Golden Toff Bhayander
  • Pali Beach Resort Bhayander
  • The Silverador Resort Club Bhayander
  • S A Residency Mira Bhayander Road
  • Comfort Apartment Mira Road East
  • Fountain Hotel
  • Zaika Orchid Apartment Bhayander(W)
  • Hotel Hardik Palace
  • Pali Beach Resort (Uttan)Bhayander


  1. ^ Times of India article on Sopara, November 18, 2001
  2. ^

External links

  • Ancient History of Thane
  • Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation official site.
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