Prabhadevi railway station

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Prabhadevi
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Mumbai 03-2016 84 Elphinstone Road station.jpg
Coordinates 19°00′27″N 72°50′10″E / 19.007533°N 72.835976°E / 19.007533; 72.835976Coordinates: 19°00′27″N 72°50′10″E / 19.007533°N 72.835976°E / 19.007533; 72.835976
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) Western Line
Connections Parel
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Other information
Fare zone Western Railways
History
Opened 1867[citation needed]
Services
Preceding station  
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MSR
  Following station
toward Churchgate
Western Line
toward Dahanu Road
Location
Prabhadevi is located in Mumbai
Prabhadevi
Prabhadevi
Location within Mumbai

Prabhadevi, formerly Elphinstone Road, is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway in Mumbai, India.

Prabhadevi station has 2 platforms, on which only slow trains halt. A footbridge links Prabhadevi to Parel station on the Central Line.[1][2]

Name[edit]

The station was originally called Elphinstone Road after Lord Elphinstone, the Governor of Bombay from 1853 to 1860. The Maharashtra Assembly passed a resolution on 16 December 2016 to rename the station as Prabhadevi.[3] This renaming was first proposed by Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote in 1991.[4] The name Prabhadevi comes from Hindu goddess Prabhavati Devi. A 12th century idol of the goddess is installed inside an 18th century temple located near the station.[5] The Union Home Ministry approved the Maharashtra Government's proposal on 6 May 2017.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manthan K Mehta (2011-12-21). "Parel terminus plan to ease Dadar woes". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  2. ^ Binoo Nair (2013-10-22). "Parel station: A commuter's worst nightmare". DNA. DNA. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Proposal cleared, Elphinstone Road Station name is now Prabhadevi | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Centre nod to rename Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Elphinstone Road station". Hindustan Times. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mumbai's Elphinstone now renamed 'Prabhadevi' station, CST gets tweaked too". Business Standard India. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Elphinstone Road station to become Prabhadevi". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 May 2017.