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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai
State : Maharshtra
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was earlier known by its very British nomenclature Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminusas Victoria Terminus or VT. It is one of the major links of the on the Mumbai suburban railway network. It was completed in 1888. It is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. The building became the symbol of Bombay as the ' Gothic City' and the major international mercantile port of India. The remarkable stone dome, turrets, pointed arches and eccentric ground plan are a true replica of the traditional Indian Palace architecture. The meeting of two cultures is well witnessed in the architecture of the terminus. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India.

On July 2, 2004 the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was nominated as a World Heritage Site by the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. It is one of the glories of Mumbai


• It was based on a design by FW Stevens.
• The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the starting point of the Central Railways.
• The station stands as an example of 19th century railway architectural marvels for its advanced structural and technical solutions.
• St Pancras station in London bears some resemblance to Victoria Terminus.
• It took around ten years in the completion of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
• In the year 1996, in response to the demands of Shiv Sena and in keeping with the policy of renaming locations with Indian names, the state government renamed the station after Chhhatrapati Shivaji, a famed 17th century Maratha king.


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