Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, formerly Victoria Terminus, is a historic railway terminus and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

The terminus was designed by a British born architectural engineer Frederick William Stevens from an initial design by Axel Haig, in an exuberant Italian Gothic style. Its construction began in 1878, in a location south of the old Bori Bunder railway station, and was completed in 1887, the year marking 50 years of Queen Victoria's rule.

In March 1996 the station name was changed from Victoria Terminus to "Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus" after Shivaji, the 17th-century warrior king who employed guerrilla tactics to contest the Mughal Empire and found a new state in the western Marathi-speaking regions of the Deccan Plateau.

The terminus is the headquarters of India's Central Railway. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance and suburban trains.

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11 comments:

  1. ...i looks like a heritage site to me!

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  2. An iconic building! Yes, I recognized it immediately 🙏🏽

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  3. Beautiful, yet funny. Since I work for railway I stumble into it seemingly everywhere!

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  4. Hari OM
    It's a marvellous place... YAM xx

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  5. What a marvellous wedding cake building. You have some things to thank the English for. Btw, I've been looking at your new Indian metro rail systems. I am impressed.

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  6. A castle as station.It just goes to show what importance our ancestors gave to public transportation in their time.

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  7. It just goes to show what importance our ancestors gave to public transportation in their time.

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  8. A very impressive station.

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  9. It looks majestic!

    Happy Wednesday!

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