Mumbai: Centre gives nod to add ‘Maharaj’ to CST; Elphinstone Road station to be renamed as Prabhadevi; Lipi Upadhyay; India Today


India – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus has been renamed ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)’ and Elphinstone Road station will now be known as ‘Prabhadevi’.

Mumbai’s famous landmark, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus which is an iconic railway station and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been renamed by adding honorific ‘Maharaj’ to its name.

The central government gave its nod to the state government’s demand of renaming Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Elphinstone Road station, the latter of which has been renamed ‘Prabha Devi’. Elphinstone Road station was named after Lord Elphinstone, who was the Governor of Bombay from 1853 to 1860.

Built in 1888, the intricately designed CST is located in the heart of the Mumbai. What’s interesting to note is that this is the 4th time this historic railway station’s name is being changed. In the 1850’s it was known as the ‘Bori Bandar’ station.

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