Mumbai ( मुंबई also known as Bombay) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and also the financial hub of the country. Along with the urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2009, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia. Mumbai is famous for mostly two things — Bollywood (The Indian Film Industry) & Ganesh Chaturthi (the biggest Carnival Festival of Lord Ganesha). Mumbai is divided into 3 railway zones namely western, central, harbor. Each zone has a series of railway stations with different names. We present you the history behind Mumbai railway station names.
History Behind Mumbai Railway Station Names
This magnificent city has always delivered some of the hugest and breathtaking mega projects to its citizens in the past few years – be it Bandra Worli Sea Link, the Int’l Airport Terminal 2, SCLR or Monorail. This new world-class Mass Rapid Transit System called the Mumbai Metro adds a new flavor to the Magnificent City. So that’s some interesting facts about the seven island city, but much before the arrival of Mumbai’s Metro, the city has always being served by it’s traditional mode of transport called the Local Trains of Mumbai, also called the “Lifeline of Mumbai”. These local trains are running in the city since 1853. Railways were first introduced to India in the year 1853 from Bombay to Thane. (Vintage Mumbai). Today there are many railway stations in the city, but the names of these famous railway station has a history behind it. Read below to know the history behind Mumbai’s famous railway station names.