Named after the Indian philosopher Jeevan , Virar is one of the well-developed localities of north Mumbai. It is also a part of the politan gion and Vasai- Municipal Corporation in the Thane district. Once the proposed Virar-Alibaug corridor project is completed, this locality will connect to four major highways: NH-8 (Mumbai-Ahmedabad), NH-3 (Mumbai-Agra-Delhi), NH-4 (Mumbai-Chennai) and NH-17 (Goa-Mangalore-Kerala). Virar is divided in two parts, East and West.
East is home to several developing areas like Manvelpada, Phulpada, Chandansar Road and Veer Savarkar Road while West houses some of the well-developed areas between Bhayander and Virar. Yazoo Park, St. Peters Church, Jain Temple, the famous Arnala and odi beach and are some of the popular attractions in Virar.
Virar is well-connected to Mumbai via the Western line of Suburban Railways and Western Highway. It offers easy accessibility to the main parts of the city by road and rail and is the first station on the Western suburban local train route of Mumbai.
The airport is about 57 kilometers from Virar and it takes almost an hour and a half to reach the Churchgate station by train. The - Corridor is expected to bring connectivity to the proposed International Airport and also provide a faster route linking Raigad and Thane. The proposed corridor will pass via Vasai and Diva Road.
Schools and Hospitals
Several well-known schools offering quality education in Virar include John XXIII Shastri Vidyalaya High School, Expert International high school, Utkarsha Vidyalaya, Virar, College of Arts, Science and Commerce, English high School, M.G.M Academy High School and Little Fairy Montesery. Hospitals offering good medical facilities in the area are Sanjivani Hospital, Ashwini Hospital, Joshi Children hospital, Sahayog Hospital and Dalvi Hospital.
Shopping Malls and creation
There are many high street outlets in and around Virar including High Street Phoenix, Magnet and Inorbit. Malls in the area include Korum, Lifestyle, Cross Roads and Junction.
al Estate in Virar
With the advantage of an excellent location, Virar is developing as one of the most sought-after and rapidly growing localities in Mumbai. Group, Group, Ekta Builders, Laxmi Housing, Mayfair Housing, Evershine and Homes are some of the prominent developers in Virar. Avenue, Viva Vedanta, Ekta Parksville and Rustomjee Global City are some of the notable projects in Virar. Unit size of apartments in this locality range from 363 sq. ft. to 2,070 sq. ft. The average price of apartments in Virar is Rs. 5,438 per sq. ft., minimum price is Rs 4,091 per sq. ft. and maximum price is Rs 6,785 per sq. ft. There are currently 70 ongoing projects in Virar and 29 are due for possession in 2014.