Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (formerly Victoria) Terminus
World Heritage Monument
The construction of this building, owned by Great Indian Peninsula Railway, began in May, 1878 and completed in May, 1888. Wilson Bell was the Chief Engineer and Fredric William Stevens was the Consulting Architect. The building was given the name of Victoria Terminus in 1887 during Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Later, it was renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in March, 1996 in memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the great Maratha Warrior King. In June 2017 it was renamed again as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.
Today this grand building stands out majestically and is an
important hub of activities, catering to the needs of millions of
commuters in the metropolis.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
Location. 18° 56.386′ N, 72° 50.104′ E. Marker is in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in Mumbai City District
Also see . . . Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Wikipedia). "Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (officially Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus)..., also known by its former name Victoria Terminus...is a historic terminal train station and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.... The terminus was designed by British architectural engineer Frederick William Stevens in the style of Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture. Its construction began in 1878, in a location south of the old Bori Bunder railway station, and was completed in 1887, the year marking 50 years of Queen Victoria's rule, the building being named, Victoria Terminus." (Submitted on January 12, 2020.)
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