Have You Observed the Giant Clock in Victoria Terminus?
|Photo: Bikash Bhandary|
Little bit of information about the Heritage:
Mumbai CST is one of the oldest railway terminus in India. It's construction started in May, 1878 and was completed in May, 1888. It took 10 years to build this amazing structure which is kind of amalgamation of Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings. It was built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
On 16 April 1853: The historic first passenger train was operated by the Great Indian Peninsular Railway covering distance of 35 KMs between Bori Bunder and Thane.
|Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus). Photo by Joe Ravi under license CC-BY-SA 3.0|
Some more information:
Architects of Victoria Terminus (VT): Frederick William Stevens and Axel Haig
Architecture Style of VT: Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture.
Cost of construction: INR1614000 (US$27,000)(at that time) Now, INR2013.4 million (US$33 million)
Engineer: Wilson Bell
Name Change: In 1996, Suresh Kalmadi, the Minister of Railways changed the name to Chhatapati Shivaji Terminus
In Films: featured in Slumdog Millionaire, Ra One