Marine Lines

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This article is about the area. For the railway station of the same name, see Marine Lines railway station.
Marine Lines
मरीन लाईन्स
marine drive
Taraporewala Aquarium
Taraporewala Aquarium
Nickname(s): girgawn choupati
Marine Lines is located in Mumbai
Marine Lines
Marine Lines
Coordinates: 18°56′41″N 72°49′28″E / 18.9447°N 72.8244°E / 18.9447; 72.8244Coordinates: 18°56′41″N 72°49′28″E / 18.9447°N 72.8244°E / 18.9447; 72.8244
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai City
Metro Mumbai
 • Body MCGM
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400 002
Civic agency MCGM

Marine Lines is a locality in South Mumbai. The name Marine Lines is derived from the Marine Battalion Lines, a military establishment built by the British in the 1800s.[1] The battalion was later converted to an air force residential quarters, and now lies just south of Metro Adlabs. It is also the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway railway line. Marine Lines was also the name of the road on which Bombay Hospital and Liberty Cinema stand. It is now known as V Thackersey Marg. Marine Drive is the famous promenade near the station. Marine Drive has one of the finest Art Deco Residential Buildings facing the sea.

Near the station there is a Muslim cemetery and a municipal crematorium; Chandanwadi. Adjoining the station is the famous Marine Drive flyover; 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 number of offices including the UTI, R.O.C. (Registrar of Companies), Customs (Marine and Preventive Wing), Income Tax office and various other Governmental agencies.

Religious places[edit]

  • The Church of Our Lady of Seven Dolours
  • Hanuman Temple at Picket Road
  • Kalbadevi Temple

Schools and colleges[edit]

  • St. Xavier's College, Bombay
  • Our Lady of Dolours High School
  • Hindi Vidya Bhavan
  • Beramjee Jeejeebhoy Parsee Charitable Institution
  • Elphinstone School

Literature and Popular Culture[edit]

" ... at Mrs Inverarity’s house in Marine Lines." From Rudyard Kipling's short story, Baa Baa Black Sheep, published 1888.

See also[edit]

List of city districts by population density


  1. ^ 1893 map of Bombay