Bori Bunder

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

Bori Bunder
बोरी बंदर
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
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai City
Metro Mumbai
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 400001[1]
Area code(s) 022
Vehicle registration MH 01
Civic agency BMC
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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