Mira Road is situated on the island of Salcette. A marshy creek divides Mira Road from Mumbai. Earlier, Mira Road was divided into two main parts, Shanti Nagar and Naya Nagar with Sheetal Nagar too just emerging. In recent times, several new localities like Shanti Park, Sanghavi Nagar, Hatkesh, Silver Park, Pleasant Park, Geeta Nagar, Golden Nest, Jangid, Beverly Park, Evershine Enclave, Shrishti Complex, Shanti Gardens, Poonam Sagar Complex, Poonam Garden, Poonam Vihar Complex, etc have come up. Unique Heights, Poonam Gardens near SK Stone, Mira Bhayander Highway the 12 Storied Tower provides facilities like first floor parking, the first of its kind in Mira Road.
Although it is officially not under the BMC, it enjoys all the facilities available in Mumbai like 24 hour power supply from Reliance Energy, telephone services from MTNL, piped gas from Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), and bus services from Bombay Electric Supply and Transport Company (BEST). State Transport (ST) and Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) buses run between Mira Road and Thane.
The TMT is running its bus services from Mira Road to Thane also the Mira-Bhayandar Mahanagarpalika has started its own bus service under the title of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Transport (MBMT). The Mira Road train (railway) station on the Western Railway line of the Mumbai suburban railway.
Mira Road today is one of the most growing areas in Mumbai. Thakur Mall, Cine Max Theater , Rassaz Theater , Reliance Fresh, Big Bazaar, Asmita supermarket, Spinach, Reebok Store, Subhiksha, Vijay Sales and various other shopping outlets and malls are present at this place. McDonalds situated on the Mira Bhayandar Road off Beverly Park Road and Thakur Mall, Smoking Joe's at Jangid towers, Cafe Coffee Day at Naya Nagar and Thakur Mall, Pizza Hut and others are the eatery that are present here.
There are many Educational Institutes like NL Dalmiya School and management College , Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vidyalaya, Holy Cross Convent School, St. Xaviers, Royal College, R.B. Kanakia, N.H English Academy, St. Joseph's School, Shanti Nagar High School and many more are located in the town.
For worship Small Ganesh idol are immersed at the time of GANESH CHATURTHI at Shivar garden.(Sri Sri Radha-Giridhari Mandir) Hare Ramah Hare Krishna temple of the Isckon group, in Shristi has large number of devotees visiting this place which also includes devotees of foreign countries. This is a prominent landmark of the area and the temple also organizes many religious and cultural programs. The Saint Joseph's Church aka Krista Shanti Dham stands as the largest parish in the archdiocese of Mumbai with more than 22,000 catholics. Jangid Temple is dedicated to Maa Durga, Shri Sai Baba and other deities. It is among largest Hindu Temple of Mira Road. There is also Shri Sai Baba Mandir near Silver Park,Ganesh Mandir in Sheetal Nagar, Sri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sector 10, Shanti Nagar, Jain Mandir and Gurudwara , Sri Guru Nanak Darbar, in shanti nagar. MASJIDS (mosque) in Naya nagar.
Old age homes for Senior citizens life enrichments services by dignity foundation at Anubhav Spirituality Center in the St. Joseph Church compound. St. Rose of Sharon Church is functional at Mira Road, in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai. The members of the church are from different cultural , backgrounds of India.
For Healthcare, TIMBA municipal hospital, there are many other private HOSPITAL like Bhakti Vedanta And Private practitioners who provide healthcare services.
The skywalks, being constructed outside the railway stations in Bhayander (west) and Mira Road (east), are part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority's (MMRDA) project of building elevated walkways across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Affordable property rates and peaceful surroundings is the reason for many people buying property around this region.
Construction of an underground drainage is all set to start now for which all formalities completed. Solid waste project is done at Uttan. Additional water supply of 35 MLD from the M.I.D.C. Dam which was was sanctioned two years back by Shri Vilasrao and announced by CM Shri Ashok Chavan is completed which has reduced the water problem faced by the town. Also the additional 100MLD is granted by the PM in JNURM project costing 100crs plus, which will reduce the water shortage problems.
A Municipal Hospital cum Blood bank cum morgue center is under construction next to the Olympiad building adjoining the Station Road connecting to Shristi. A Medical Research Centre too is under construction just opposite Rassaz Mall. Big builders like RNA (NG), Sanghvi Group, Evershine Group, Asmita Group and Krishna Constructions have now started to concentrate on this part of the city. The under construction 2.5 million sq. ft Orchid Ozone Mall is expected to create a tremendous property boom in Mira Road since it is to become India's largest mall with expected 13 multiplexes.
The MBMC's (Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation) main office is located in Bhayandar (West). Various Departments like Property Tax Department, Octroi Department, M.B.M.C Transportation, Health Department, Ambulance For Emergency, Library, Water Department, Education Department, Birth-Death Registration Department, Tree-Department, Advertising Fee Department, Animals Department, Public Construction Dept, City Development Dept, Accounts Department, etc are a part of the MBMC's suit.
MBMC's First Election took place in August 2002, first Mahpor was Shrimati Mayra Gilbert Mendonca with voting for 79 corporators selected. Second Election for MBMC took place in August 2007. Shri Narendra Mehta (Second Mahapor) was selected by more than 50% corporators. The first Nagar Palika election was held on December 1990 for 47 Corporators and first NagarPalika Nagar Adhyakch Shri Gilbert John Mendonca was selected.
As of 2006 India census , Mira-Bhayandar had a population of 7.28 Lakhs. Other Result as per 2001 census: Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Mira-Bhayandar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 64.84%. Male literacy is 81%, and Female literacy is 74%. In Mira-Bhayandar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Mira-Bhayandar is one of the Leading City in Maharashtra having a population more than 10 Lacs, and has grown-up Economically and with a vast increased in Industrial Field. Its own Municipal Corporation, MBMC, now administers Mira-Bhayandar. And as per MBMC 2006 records population is 7.28 lahks and its approx 08 - 10 lakhs now and expected in 2011 upto 13.4 lakhs.
Mira Road is located north west of Mumbai, just north of Dahisar. By road it is connected to Mumbai by the Western Express Highway. The Western Express Highway, as termed in Mumbai leaves the city as the NH 8 (National Highway) linking Mumbai with the west and north west of India. Important cities covered on the NH 8 are Vapi (for Daman & Silvassa), Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jaipur andDelhi. On the NH 8, just beyond the Ghodbundar area is the Virar-Vasai Area. Ghodbunder is also linked to Thane by a highway.The Ghodbunder Road Highway has a direct access to Mira Road, and from there on through the Dahisar check naka into Mumbai's western suburbs. All it takes is an hour's drive.
Kashimira is a point falling between Dahisar Check Naka and Ghodbunder, from which a main road connects that leads to Mira Road, Bhayandar & the coastal villages of Uttan, Gorai, Manori & the famed Amusement Parks - Esselworld & Water Kingdom. In starting pointshivaji statue and octroi naka are located and opp. Kashi Mira Police Station.
No one who strolls down Ghodbunder Road today will believe that some years ago it was just a port that handled horses, which is why it's named so. Residential townships like Hiranandani Estate, Soham Gardens and Runwal Estate have changed the way you view the area and also, its lifestyle quotient.