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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Is more prevalent than It is a historic railway station in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, which is also the headquarters of the Central Railway, India. 

It is one of the busiest stations in India, where trains ending in Mumbai by Central Railway, Mumbai and Mumbai Suburban Railway stop and complete the journey. According to statistics, this station after the Taj Mahal; It is the most photographed monument in India.

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 The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens, Architectural Advisor 14-18, for an amount of Rs. 14.14 lakh. Steven took his brokerage fee to produce a watercolor drawing of it drawn by the cartographer Axel Herman.

 After taking this fee, Steven went on a ten-month trip to Europe, where he had to study several stations. In its final form a glimpse of St Pancras station in London is visible. It took ten years to complete and was then called Victoria Terminus, named after the reigning Empress Queen Victoria. 

In 1919, on the demand of Shiv Sena, and according to the policy of changing the names from Indian names, the name of this station was changed by the state government to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus after the seventeenth century Maratha mighty ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji. Still VT The name is still engraved on people's faces. On 2 July 2007, this station was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.


The building of this station is built in the Victorian Gothic style. This building reflects the fusion of Victorian Italian Gothic style and traditional Indian architecture. Its interior consists of wood carved tiles, iron and brass ornamented murals and jaalis, the grill-lattice of the ticket-office and large step-up living forms, the work of the students of Bombay Arts College (Bombay School of Art). The station, with its advanced structure and technical features, stands as an example of nineteenth-century railway architectural wonders.

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The Mumbai Suburban Railway (called local after local trains), which originates from this station for all parts of Mumbai city, proves to be the lifeline of the city. They have a big hand in keeping the city going. This station provides services for long distance trains and two suburban lines - Central line and Port (Harbor) line. Local trains end at Karjat, Kasara, Panvel, Khopoli, Churchgate and Dahanu.

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