Bombay Central Station – Old Postcard 1937
Old 1937 photo postcard of the Bombay Central Station. The station is actually a terminus on the Western Railway Line (or Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway in the British era). Located in the area of its same name in South Bombay (now Mumbai). The line earlier extended up to Colaba Railway Station but was curtailed at Bellasis Road in the 1920s.
Seemingly because of the backbay reclamation project in the 1920s. By 1930 the Bellasis Road station was replaced by the brand new Bombay Central Station. The name was inspired by the Grand Central Station of New York. Designed by British Architect Claude Batley and constructed by the famous Parsi construction company Shapoorji Pallonji. Click on the photo for a better view
From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print.
Did you know- the building was considered the most in India if not the whole of Asia in 1930.