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Vasai– Virar
Virar
is a city and tehsil (subdistrict) in Konkan division
Konkan division
of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
state in western India, comprising the most populated part of Palghar district
Palghar district
and is also a part of Mumbai
Mumbai
Metropolitan Region (MMR).According to the 2011 census, it is the fifth largest city in Maharashtra.[2] It is located in Palghar
Palghar
district, 30 km north of Mumbai. The city is located on the north bank of Vasai
Vasai
Creek, part of the estuary of the Ulhas River. Vasai– Virar
Virar
City Municipal Corporation (VVMC) covers the tehsil.

Vasai– Virar
Virar
is an agglomeration of several formerly separate towns. The area covered by the city roughly corresponds to the ancient city of Sopara.

Contents

1 Demographics 2 Civic administration

2.1 Vasai– Virar
Virar
City Municipal Corporation

3 Transport

3.1 Railways 3.2 Road

4 Sports

4.1 Vasai- Virar
Virar
Mayor's Marathon 4.2 Swimming Pool

5 Climate 6 Notes

Demographics[edit] The population of Vasai– Virar
Virar
was 1,221,233 at the 2011 census, up from 693,350 in 2001, 365,480 in 1991, and 219,868 in 1981, there exists slums and villages as well as urban zones.[3] Civic administration[edit] The Vasai– Virar
Virar
Town is governed by two bodies, the Vasai–Virar Municipal Corporation and Villages (gram panchayat). Vasai– Virar
Virar
City Municipal Corporation[edit] The Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation
Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation
(VVMC) was formed on 3 July 2010. It is headed by a Municipal commissioner, an Indian Administrative Service officer who wields the executive power. A quinquennial election is held to elect the governing body, who are responsible for overseeing that their constituencies have the basic civic infrastructure in place, and that there is no lacuna on the part of the authorities. The position of mayor is a largely ceremonial post with limited duties but the office-holder heads the party with the largest vote. For further details about civil administration and municipal corporation click http://www.vvcmc.in Transport[edit] Railways[edit]

Mumbai
Mumbai
Suburban Local Train

Vasai– Virar
Virar
Town is connected by the Western Railway and Central Railway. The major railway stations on the Western and Central Railway in Vasai– Virar
Virar
Town are

Virar railway station
Virar railway station
(Western Railway): All Local, DMU Train, Memu, Shuttle, Express & Passenger Trains halt or depart from here. Nala Sopara
Sopara
railway station (Western Railway) : All Local DMU & Memu halt here. Vasai Road railway station
Vasai Road railway station
(Western/Central Railway) : Vasai
Vasai
Road Railway Station is a Junction. All Local, DMU, Memu, Shuttle, Express & Passenger Trains halt or Depart from here. Naigaon railway station
Naigaon railway station
(Western Railway) : All Local Trains halt here. Juchandra railway station
Juchandra railway station
(Central Railways) : All DMU & MEMU halt here. Kaman Road railway station
Kaman Road railway station
(Central Railway) : All DMU & MEMU halt here.

Road[edit]

Marcopolo Bus

Mini Bus

Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation
Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation
started its own transport service on 3 October 2012 in association with Bhagirathi Transport Corporation Pvt Ltd, known as VVMT. It operates a large number of bus lines in the Vasai- Virar
Virar
Town. VVMT also plies its buses in Vasai- Virar
Virar
villages. It also has operation outside Town limits into neighbouring Town of Mira-Bhayander, Thane
Thane
City & Mumbai
Mumbai
City. VVMT bus ply from Vasai
Vasai
to Thane
Thane
& Vasai
Vasai
to Mulund.[4]

Other Towns & Cities where VVMT Buses connects

Mira-Bhayander Town

Thane
Thane
City

Mumbai
Mumbai
City

Information of VVMT Bus Routes & Bus Depot

No of Bus Routes 32

No of Depots 1 (Agarwal Nagar, Vasai
Vasai
East) 2 (Navghar, Vasai
Vasai
East)

Operations The VVMT uses petrol powered buses for its operation. The majority of the VVMT display boards will only have the destination name written in Marathi. All buses with electronic display board are introduced in the fleet, which have destination with the route number flashing in Marathi as well as English on front of the buses.[4] The VVMT bus routes are spread town-wide and also to neighbouring towns and cities. The VVMT operates inter-city services to three different areas beyond the municipal limits of Vasai- Virar
Virar
Town, i.e. into the limits of the Municipal Corporations of Mira-Bhayander, Thane and Mumbai.[4] Vasai- Virar
Virar
Town The local bus services of the city, which are operated by VVMC. The internal places of Vasai- Virar
Virar
Town which are far from the Virar, Nalasopara, Vasai
Vasai
Road, Naigaon Railway Stations are connected by VVMT. The major concentration has always been Vasai- Virar
Virar
Town and with vast growing population in the Town. Vasai- Virar
Virar
Villages It is not official, but some faraway Villages from the Virar, Nalasopara and Vasai
Vasai
are connected by VVMT buses. VVMT services are not so frequent in Villages as in the Town. Mira-Bhayander Town Services start from Virar, Nalasopara and Vasai
Vasai
Road Railway Stations and passes by Bhayandar via Goudbunder Road. The inter city connection between the Vasai- Virar
Virar
Town (which on the western railway side) and (which is on the central railway side). Thane
Thane
City Thane
Thane
City is connected to Vasai
Vasai
by the VVMT. From Vasai
Vasai
it starts its services towards Thane. The inter city connection is between Vasai- Virar
Virar
Town (which is on the western railway side) and Thane
Thane
City / Central Mumbai
Mumbai
City (via Thane
Thane
City) (which is on the central railway side). Mumbai
Mumbai
City Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport
Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport
(BEST) is the largest public transport provider in the Mumbai
Mumbai
city & suburbs. VVMT connects the last station in Mumbai's suburb Mulund to the Vasai-Virar. The inter-city connection is between Vasai- Virar
Virar
Town on the western railway side and Central Mumbai
Mumbai
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Virar
Mayor's Marathon[edit]

Sachin at Vasai-Virar Mayor's Marathon in 2014

Ritesh Deshmukh at Vasai- Virar
Virar
Mayor's Marathon

Vasai-Virar Mayor's Marathon is annual marathon race organised in Vasai- Virar
Virar
area. It began in 2011 and in 2012 became a National Level running event, recognised by the AFI.[clarification needed] The event sees participation in excess of 15,000 across various categories and offers prize money in excess of Rs 30 lakhs.[5] Swimming Pool[edit] VVMC has built an Olympic-size swimming pool in Vasai
Vasai
& Virar. Climate[edit] Vasai- Virar
Virar
has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen: Aw). This moderate climate consists of high rainfall days and very few days of extreme temperatures. 80% of total rainfall occurs between June and October. Annual rainfall averages at 2,000–2,500 mm (79–98 in) and humidity is 61—86%, making it a humid-prehumid[clarification needed] zone. The driest days are in winter, while the wettest days occur in July.

Climate data for Vasai-Virar

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 28.5 (83.3) 29 (84) 31 (88) 32.5 (90.5) 33.2 (91.8) 32 (90) 29.7 (85.5) 29.5 (85.1) 29.8 (85.6) 32.1 (89.8) 32 (90) 30.3 (86.5) 30.8 (87.51)

Daily mean °C (°F) 23.2 (73.8) 23.7 (74.7) 26.3 (79.3) 28.3 (82.9) 29.8 (85.6) 29 (84) 27.4 (81.3) 27.1 (80.8) 27 (81) 27.8 (82) 26.6 (79.9) 24.6 (76.3) 26.73 (80.13)

Average low °C (°F) 17.9 (64.2) 18.5 (65.3) 21.6 (70.9) 24.2 (75.6) 26.5 (79.7) 26.1 (79) 25.1 (77.2) 24.7 (76.5) 24.3 (75.7) 23.6 (74.5) 21.2 (70.2) 18.9 (66) 22.72 (72.9)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 0 (0) 1 (0.04) 1 (0.04) 0 (0) 10 (0.39) 486 (19.13) 870 (34.25) 531 (20.91) 350 (13.78) 71 (2.8) 6 (0.24) 1 (0.04) 2,327 (91.62)

Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 5m)[6]

Notes[edit]

^ http://censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/paper2/data_files/India2/Table_2_PR_Cities_1Lakh_and_Above.pdf ^ "Census India
India
2011 Cities above 1 lac population" (PDF). Census India. Retrieved 2011-10-17.  ^ http://www.accessanitation.org/fileadmin/accessanitation/Presentation/Final_conference/8_May_2013/5.1_CitySanPlan_MUN_CORP.pdf ^ a b c About VVMT Bus Services ^ About Marathon ^ "Climate: Vasai
Vasai
Virar
Virar
- Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 

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Creek Vaitarna

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Palghar Dahanu Boisar Saphale Mokhada Talasari Vada Vasai Vikramgad Virar

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