Saturday, April 12, 2008

Marine Lines

View of Marine Lines station and Marine Drive

Marine Lines is an area in South Mumbai It is also the name of a second down railway station from Churchgate Station on Western Railway of Mumbai Suburban Railway. The name, "Marine Lines" is so due to its proximity to the Arabian Sea. Marine Drive is the famous promenade near the station. It is just 300 m from the sea shore on its western flank.
The stairs of north end of the station pass by a a Muslim cemetery and a municipal crematorium namely Chandanwadi Cemetery. The commuters use the cemetery path as pass through to reach the station quickly, even though it is trespassing.
The south end exit climbs up to Princess Street which leads Kalbadevi Road.
Marine Lines [Eastern side] does not have a large residential population but has an enormous floating population consisting of office-goers, traders and shopkeepers.
Marine Drive [Western side] facing the sea is part of the Queen's Necklace View, it also has one of the finest Art Deco Residential Buildings facing the sea.
Adjoining the station is the famous Marine Drive flyover which is the only link to Marine Drive over the tracks from Princess Street beginning to end.
New Marine Lines is the area just south of the station near Churchgate. It is home to a great number of offices including the UTI, R.O.C.(Registrar of Companies), Customs (Marine & Preventive Wing), Income Tax office and various other governmental agencies.
Religious places:-
Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church
A Dargah
Shree Sankhheshwar Parshvanath Jain Derasar
Eduational Institutions:-
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Parsee Charitable Institution
Hindi Vidya Bhavan
St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

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