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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), India

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Victoria Terminus, Mumbai
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as the Victoria Terminus, is a historic railway station in Mumbai, India, that is recognised as a World Heritage Site. Serving as the Central Railway Terminus for trains in Mumbai, it is one of the busiest railway stations in India.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was designed by the British architect Frederick William Stevens in the Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style in 1878. He was paid र1,614,000 (US$35,023.80) for the design as well as to construct the terminus. It took ten years to built, but was opened in time for the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1888, and was hence named the Victoria Terminus.


Another view of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Another view of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
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In 1996, the Victoria Terminus was renamed after Chhatrapati Shivaji, a 17th century Maratha king, in response to demands by the Shiv Sena far-right political party for changing place names to Indian names.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China, on 28 June - 7 July, 2004.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N18 56 24.44 E72 50 10.33 in Mumbai, Maharashtra State, India
Inscription Year: 2004
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV

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