BMC headquarters, CST to get selfie points; Asian Age


India – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)

It has been decided that a viewing gallery be constructed over the subway between the CST and BMC buildings.

Mumbai: The iconic Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Fort will now get ‘selfie points’, in a bid to boost tourism. The BMC has noticed several tourists click pictures of themselves with these buildings in the background, which are synonymous with the identity of the city. However, to make taking selfies in traffic clogged and crowded areas safer, selfie points will be created around these areas, at a cost of about Rs 80 lakh.

This proposal has been tabled before the standing committee this week for approval. Creating selfie points is part of the BMC’s larger plan of beautifying the CST area, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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