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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station
CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ TERMINUS.jpg
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station on the eve of republic day in 2016
General information
Architectural styleIndo-Saracenic
Town or cityMumbai, Maharashtra
CountryIndia
Coordinates18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398208°N 72.83546760000002°E / 18.9398208; 72.83546760000002Coordinates: 18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398208°N 72.83546760000002°E / 18.9398208; 72.83546760000002
Construction startedMay 1878; 140 years ago (1878-05)[1]
CompletedMay 1888; 130 years ago (1888-05)
CostINR1614000 (US$27,000)(at that time) Now, INR2013.4 million (US$34 million)
ClientGreat Indian Peninsula Railway
Design and construction
ArchitectFrederick William Stevens, Axel Haig
EngineerWilson Bell
UNESCO World Heritage Site
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv
Reference945
Inscription2004 (28th Session)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station
Victoria Terminus - CST.JPG
Coordinates18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398°N 72.8355°E / 18.9398; 72.8355
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway zone
Line(s)Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Mumbai-Chennai line
Platforms18
TracksMultiple
ConnectionsIndian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Bus interchange
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Platform levels01
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeTemplate:Indian railway code
History
OpenedMay 1853; 165 years ago (1853-05)
RebuiltMay 1888; 130 years ago (1888-05)
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz
Previous namesVictoria Terminus Railway Station
Bori Bunder railway station
Location
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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.[2] 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.[3] The station is in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai.[4]

It is the busiest railway station in India.[5] There are always a lot of people at the station. Short-distance trains and long-distance trains come to this station.

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  1. File:India Mumbai Victor Grigas 2011-15.jpg
  2. 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.
  3. Manohar Bandopadhyay (2010). Tourist Destinations in India. Pinnacle Technology. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-93-80944-00-5. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  4. 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
  5. "India's impressive railway stations". Rediff.com.

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