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View from Naigaon bridge in Naigaon-Papdy road
|• Body||Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation|
|• Mayor||Mrs. Pravina Thakur (BVA)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||(91) 0250|
|Vehicle registration||MH 48|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Thane|
Naigaon is a neighbourhood of Vasai-Virar city of Maharashtra. It is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Formerly a part of Thane district, it now comes under Palghar District limits. It is 19 km away from Mumbai city limits i.e. Dahisar Checknaka (Kashimira). Vasai creek divides Naigaon from Salsette island on which Mumbai City lies. A decade ago[when?] it was a village, but the situation has drastically changed in a few years. It is governed by the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC). Naigaon is approximately 39 km from Mumbai International Airport.
It is also the name of a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai suburban railway. Naigaon station is the next station to Bhayandar station in the south and before Vasai Road station to the north. It is located after the major creek between Bhayander and Naigaon. Naigaon east is connected to the Ahmedabad Highway by the Naigaon east road and has nearest station as 'Juchandra' which connects to Vasai Road station via Vasai-Diva route. There is a flyover under construction which will connect east-west, which in turn will ease transportation. There is a proposed Naigaon - Bhayander sea link bridge over Vasai Creek which will link Bhayander at the western part of Naigaon.
Bus service is provided by VVMT(Vasai Virar Municipal Transport). The frequency of the bus is every 20 mins.
- Bus No 125-Naigaon Railway Station(W) -Vasai Court/Tahsil Office
- Bus No 126-Naigaon Railway Station(E)-Naigaon Phata.
- Bus from Naigaon Station East to Vasai East Bhoidapada crosses every half hour
Sharing Auto Rickshaws are available outside the railway station on both west and east sides.
Mumbai Suburban Local trains runs with a frequency of every 3 to 5 minutes from Virar-Churchgate and Churchgate-Virar. All local trains halt here.
Recently, app-based AC cab services like Ola and Uber have also started.
The Naigaon population mainly consists of Marathi-speaking Christians and Hindus. It also has a migrant community of Muslims and Gujarati-speaking Hindus and Jains owing to its proximity to the Gujarat border. The language spoken by the Christian community is a different dialect of Marathi language which is called East Indian (valkar), Vadval, Konkani etc.
The townships in Naigaon East are located at least 1 km away from the railway station. The station is surrounded by Mangroves and Saltpan on both sides. In the east, there is a famous temple of Chandika Devi (Goddess named Chandika). The population in the eastern part of Naigaon has increased in the past 5 years.
Villages part of Naigaon east are Juchandra, Tiwri and Rajavali
- Sai Enclave
- Ornate Galaxy
- Shri Sadguru Welfare Society
- Nakshatra Green
- Bhamini Sankul (Yashwant Pride)
- Reliable Garden
- Ritu Gardenia
- Unicorn Global Arena
- Mahalaxmi Nagar
- Pareira Nagar/Amol Nagar
- Mittal Enclave
- Citizen Colony
- Rashmi Pink City and Star City
- Gopal Krishna Sankul(Kini Complex)
- Parasnath Nagari
- Pandey's Villa (largest villa in Naigaon)
- Saidham Complex
- Nakshatra Primus
- Sunteck Westworld
There is a church in Naigaon East known as St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. This is one of the rare churches to have with her the Holy Girdle of St. Mary. Movies like Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and many other serials were shot at this church.
Naigaon East also has international level football turf, football turf is a part of Global Arena Township and managed by them.
Naigaon West is a coastal area which was originally a fishing village which now comprises the residential colonies.
- Mariam Nagar
- Amol Nagar
- Dias & Pareira Nagar
- Rose Nagar
- Roshan Park
- Saibaba Residency
- Sakai Nagar
- Mariam Park
Villages The Villages in West are Umele, Naigaon Koliwada, Vadavali, and Kiravali.
There is a Saibaba Temple in Amol Nagar.. A Mosque in Mariam Nagar, It has a very old church now called as Mother of God church. It can be presumed that it was built sometime between 1577 and 1585 (Meersman 1971-184). There is a Walmikeshwar temple in Naigaon Koliwada.
Mariam Nagar is the only place where salt is produced on a mass scale. Naigaon west is more used for drying of fish by Kolis (fishing community) dwelling in the vicinity. Naigaon west is famous for toddy (palm wine) tapped from the borassus flabellifer tree which is a type of palm.
The Distance From Naigaon Station West via Road.
- Dattani Square Mall 4.3 km
- Big Bazaar 4.4 km
- D Mart 4.7 km
- VijaySales 4.9 km