Municipal Corporation Building – heritage structure in Mumbai

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Municipal Corporation Building is a well-known landmark in South Mumbai. It was constructed in 1893 under the leadership of architect F.W. Stevens. The height of this building is 255 feet. The winged figure crowning the gable is ‘urbs prima in Indis’. The First City of India. At the first major all-India census of 1872, Bombay had a population of 644,405. Bombay thus rose to be the largest city in the Indian subcontinent and the second-largest in the British empire after London. By the early 1892, the city employed 65,087 workers in sixty eight mills. …

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South Mumbai Heritage District – walking tour

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South Mumbai has several heritage buildings. As of 2012, there are 591 registered heritage structures. South Mumbai Heritage District houses many of them. Fort is the centre of activity in South Mumbai. Flora Fountainor Hutatma Chowk has roads from Churchgate and Mumbai CST stations converging on it. The area within a radius of one mile around Flora Fountain is a business district. The best time to see the place will be on Sundays because there will be no madding crowds then.

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Mumbai – The Maximum City that never sleeps

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Leopold Cafe; Mumbai; India; uasatish; South Mumbai; cafe;Mumbai – The Maximum City is India’s commercial capital and home to Hindi film industry. Major corporate offices, stock exchange and the national financial centre are all concentratedin South Mumbai. It is here that you will find many heritage buildings from the pre-independence era. The buildings have British and European influences.

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Bandra Sea Link

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Bandra Sea Link

Bandra Sea Link is a unique cable stay bridge in the waters of Arabian Sea. It connects Bandra Reclamation with Worli in South Mumbai. It runs for 5.6 km over the Arabian Sea. Travel time is 20-30 min. Motorcycles and pedestrians are not allowed on the sealink.

First four lanes were opened to traffic in June 2009. All eight lanes were opened on 24 March 2010. It took ten years to complete and is considered an engineering marvel. It cost USD 280 million to build. Daily traffic count on the bridge is 40,000 vehicles.

This shot was taken from Shivaji Park area. Bandra end of the sealink is seen to the right.

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