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Andheri west Pincode 400061 (Maharashtra)
Posted Date: 20 Apr 2009 Posted By: Suchitra Member Level: Silver Points: 20 (Rs. 15)
Andheri West is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
It’s largely known as residential area but with upcoming future projects it will be a commercially utilized soon.
The upcoming Ghatkopar- Versova Reliance Metro project will develop a new 7 Bungalows, Andheri west one of the costliest areas among Mumbai.
It is 5th suburb among the other western suburbs of Mumbai. 7 Bungalows cum Versova will be the last stop for the Metro. It is still one of the expensive places in Mumbai, having property worth crores of rupees.
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Andheri is the 5th Suburb among the other suburbs in the city. Andheri is divided into two parts; Andheri East and Andheri West.
Andheri west is a larger residential area whereas Andheri East is one of the biggest Industrial area within Mumbai. Many Call Centers and BPOs are located in Chakala area of Andheri.
The development of Andheri and its adjoining regions were set into motion in the year 1915 when the Western Trunk Route, from Bandra was extended to Jogeshwari.
The development of building started in the year 1921 as per the government records. Some 4000 buildings were approved by the BMC for construction in various regions, among a substantial numbers were built up in the areas of Andheri.
By the 1930's the areas had been laid out in roughly the pattern seen today.
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.
Today Andheri has a population of more than 4 million of people residing there. The development roughly started in 1921 and has yet not stopped.
Andheri is still growing in various forms. Earlier it was only known for it residential superiority. The demand for the region is growing ever since the big malls came up at linking road, the number of companies started taking their offices.
Andheri Link road is mostly known as a best stop over between the Southern and the northern suburbs region of Mumbai. Two Arterial Roads, SV Road and Link Road run through Andheri West. It is well connected by BEST Buses and Auto Rickshaws are also abundant.
Buses are regular and the frequency is really good. Andheri station is the nearest station. Now most of the entertainment companies are located in Andheri west.
Also most of the stars are situated in areas like Versova, Yari road and Lokhandwala. Lokhandwala is a big market place for clothes, accessories, sandals etc. There are 3 major malls Citi Mall and Infiniti mall at Link road and Kamdhenu shopping stores at 4 Bungalows.
The fourth mall would is under construction at 7 Bungalows. Theatres too have made a good place in the heart of Andheri i.e. Link Road. Fame Adlabs at Citi Mall, Cinemax at Infiniti Mall and Fun republic.
There were no big hospital in Andheri west but after Ambani's started their Own hospital named Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical research Institute this year, 2009.
The popularity of the place has shown growth. As soon as the Metro project started in force certain nearby plots are under development.
Nana Nani Park & Versova beach is well known recreation places in Andheri west. The beauty of Andheri west and its peace attracts people at the first sight.
The Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Santacruz and Mumbai's International Airport is in Sahar, Andheri East.