Saturday, April 26, 2008

Grant Road

View:- Area at Grant Road

Grant Road is a fourth down railway station from Churchgate on Western Railway Line of Mumbai Suburban Railways. Grant Road was named after Sir Robert Grant. He was the Governor of Bombay between 1835 and 1839. Grant Road is a railway station on the Western Mumbai suburban railway.
Grant Road railway station is the most centrally located arterial station in South Mumbai. It is connected to all the prominent places such as Gaumdevi, Babulnath, Malabar Hill, Peddar Road , Nepean Sea Road [Nepean Sea Road is an upmarket neighbourhood near Malabar Hill in South Mumbai. The area is named after Sir Evan Nepean, 1st Baronet, a British politician and administrator, and the Governor of Bombay (1812--1819)]. via Nana Chowk on the West, to Duncan Rd, Dongri, Byculla (Central Railway) via Maulana Shaukatali Road and to Khetwadi, Gol Deol, C P Tank, Mumba Devi, Mandvi, Bhuleshwar, via Sardar Vallabhai Patel Road. Originally the station was terminus before independence. Unfortunately space is wasted now by having a parcel depot. A few trains like Balsad fast passenger or Flying Rani can use this terminal. The suburban station was opened for operation by W.R again in 1968. There is a bus route no. 155 from the West side of the station to connect to Peddar Road and Sophia College.
Grant Road (West) also consists of a famous area called Nana Chowk which consists of many localities from station to Diana bridge they are Navi (New) Chikhal Wadi, Juni (Old) Chikhal Wadi, Ramji Chawl, Bhaji Gully (a vegetable market actually) sonawala building etc. A huge area named Tardev or Tardev Road comes under grant road Grant Road (East) is also home to Mumbai's electronics and computer hardware wholesale and retail market along Lamigton Road. You will find here cinema theatres like Novelty, Apsara, and Minerva. There is a market called Lokmanya Tilak Market. Many big shoes and clothing showrooms are present along the market street.
Famous places accessible from the West are Mani Bhavan off Gowalia Tank, Banganga, Babulnath Temple, Priyadarshani Park, American and Russian Embassys, The Royal Opera house, Girgaum Chowpatty, SRISRI Radhagopinath temple,bhartiya vidya bhavan, Bhavan's college and Wilson College.
Famous places accessible from the East are Gol Deol off Duncan Road, Chor Bazaar on Mutton Street,, prarthna samaj, badr baug. There's been a development in this area in these days. Huge towers like Padmavati Heights and Hilla Heights have been built. Small housing societies like Kmaar building Housing Soc., Nagusayajichi Chawl etc. are also coming up.
Contrary to popular perception, One of Mumbai's biggest red light district, Kamathipura, is located on Sukhalaji Street off Falkland Road, very close to the Best Depot at Mumbai Central. There's one small bus depot near Navjivan Society, Tardev or Tardev Road bus depot.
Falkland Road is also famous for Jaffar Bhai's Delhi Darbar, C Grade theatres like Alfred, New Roshans and a smaller Red light District. A Red light areas PLAY HOUSE is also found here.

Back to:-Mumbai Suburban Railways

No comments: