Bori Bunder

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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°E / 18.9400; 72.8353Coordinates: 18°56′24″N 72°50′07″E / 18.9400°N 72.8353°E / 18.9400; 72.8353
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai City
MetroMumbai
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400001[1]
Area code(s)022
Vehicle registrationMH 01
Civic agencyBMC
Bori Bunder as seen from St. Thomas Cathedral (c. 1855-1862).

Bori Bunder (alternatively "Bori Bandar") is an area along the Eastern shore line of Mumbai, India.

Background[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  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.[permanent dead link]