Bori Bunder

Bori Bunder (alternatively "Bori Bandar") was one of the areas along the Eastern shore line of Mumbai, India.

Bori Bunder
Neighbourhood
Bori Bunder is located in Mumbai
Bori Bunder
Bori Bunder
Coordinates: 18°56′24″N 72°50′07″E / 18.9400°N 72.8353°ECoordinates: 18°56′24″N 72°50′07″E / 18.9400°N 72.8353°E
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai City
MetroMumbai
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN400001[1]
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH 01
Civic agencyBMC
Panorama - From the Cathedral, Bombay. No. 4. Looking towards Boree Bunder (12675171104)
Bori Bunder as seen from St. Thomas Cathedral (c. 1855-1862).

Background

This place was used as a storehouse for goods imported and exported from Mumbai. In the native slang, 'Bori' mean sack and 'Bandar' means Bhandaar or store; Bandar also means port; So Bori Bunder literally means a place where sacks are stored.

Transport

In the 1850s, the Great Indian Peninsular Railway built its railway terminus in this area and the station took its name as Bori Bunder.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pin code : Bori Bunder, Mumbai". pincode.org.in. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Rail museum in Lonavala mooted". Daily News and Analysis. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2011.

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