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Chh. Shivaji Terminus - Mumbai

Work on architectural design of F. W. Stevens was started in the year 1878 and in the time span of ten years at the cast of Rs. 16.14 lakhs a marvellous magnificent building was erected at Mumbai which was named as Victoria terminus and presently [since March 1996] known as Chh. Shivaji Terminus. Initially the building was used for administrative purpose of railway and other Muncipal offices even the printing work of rail tickets was carried out here. Spectacular stone dome, turrets, pointed arches and unusual ground plan of this best illustration of Victorian [ British] architect based construction in country, has made this building Icon of Mumbai.

Presently building is serving as the headquarter of central railways and among the most busy rail stations in the country. Since 2004 this is part of World Heritage of UNESCO.

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