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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Victoria Terminus
Facade of CST.jpg
Front side of CST building
General information
Architectural style Indo-Saracenic
Town or city Mumbai, Maharashtra
Country India
Construction started May 1878
Completed May 1888
Cost 16.14 lakh
Design and construction
Architect Frederick William Stevens, Axel Haig
Engineer Wilson Bell


Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a historic railway station in the city of Mumbai, India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its name used to be Victoria Terminus.[1] The station is also called VT (as short-form of Victoria Terminus) or CST (as short-form of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus). The station was built in 1887. It was designed by Frederick William Stevens.[2] The station is in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai.[3]

It is the busiest railway station in India.[4] There are always a lot of people at the station. Short-distance trains and long-distance trains come to this station.


Victoria Terminus, Mumbai.jpg

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  1. Om Gupta (1 April 2006). Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 507–. ISBN 978-81-8205-389-2. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. Manohar Bandopadhyay (2010). Tourist Destinations in India. Pinnacle Technology. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-93-80944-00-5. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. Aruṇa Ṭikekara, Aroon Tikekar (2006). The cloister's pale: a biography of the University of Mumbai. Popular Prakashan. p. 357. ISBN 81-7991-293-0. Page 64
  4. "India's impressive railway stations". Rediff.com. 

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