The Goa of Mumbai: Vasai-Virar

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By Accommodation Times News Service


Vasai-Virar is a subdistrict of Maharashtra and comprising of Palghar District and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). In fact, it is the most populated area of Palghat District. As per the 2011 census, it is the 5th largest city in Maharashtra. It is located about 30 kilometres away from Mumbai on the north bank of Vasai creek, an estuary of the Ulhas River.

The Vasai-Virar town is governed by two administrative bodies – Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) formed in 2010 and the Grama Panchayat. As per the 2011 census, the population of Vasai-Virar was 1,221,233.

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