Andheri is a suburb of Mumbai, situated in the west of the city on Salsette Island.
The railway station divides the suburb into Andheri West and Andheri East.
The Andheri railway station is the among the busiest railway stations in the country and also on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The expansion of the Mumbai Metro in the Versova-Anderi-Ghatkopar corridor is part of the government’s master transportation plan.
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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.
Andheri has a number of public as well as private schools serving the student population of this suburb. The list of schools includes:
Bhavan’s A. H. Wadia High School
Ryan Global School
RIMS International School
Jankidevi Public School
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
Further information: Andheri railway station
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 Terminus.
Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro spans the entire suburb of Andheri connecting Versova in the west to Ghatkopar in the Eastern Suburbs, covering a distance of 11.4 kilometres (7.1 mi). 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. The line opened for service on 8 June 2014. Latest statistics reveal that approximately 85 million passengers have used the metro line in the first 11 months since its launch.
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.
Andheri has a number of hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices serving the local population. Kokilaben Hospital is the largest multi-speciality hospital in the area. Some of the other hospitals here include:
Brahma Kumari’s Global Hospital & Research Center