Lamington Road

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Coordinates: 18°57′46″N 72°49′05″E / 18.9628378°N 72.8179252°E / 18.9628378; 72.8179252

A view of Lamington Road

Lamington Road, officially Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, named after Lord Lamington, the Governor of Bombay between 1903 and 1907, is a busy thoroughfare near Grant Road station in South Mumbai. The official name of the road is rarely used. It is often called the "IT hub of Mumbai".[1]

Lamington Road is famous for its wholesale and retail market[2] in electronics goods. Shops on the street sell computer goods, electronic items, television equipment, and wireless equipment at rates much lower than the maximum retail price as they have a high turnover.[3] They sell not only the latest computer related items but even outdated electronic parts for radios like transistors, capacitors, cables, sound cards, TV tuners and adaptors.[4]

It is the address of famous theatres such as the Minerva, Apsara, and Novelty as well as some B and C grade theatres such as the Naaz. It also has a well known Saibaba temple called as "Saidham". Schools such as DGT High School (Marathi medium), Queen Mary (ICSE) and Robert Money School (SSC) & Junior college. The southern end of the road ends at Opera House, near the Marine Drive

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  1. ^ "EPSON Express outlet opened at Lamington Road". Archived from the original on November 5, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  2. ^ Sudheer, Nancy (Jan 22, 2003). "Retail Outlets Springing Up at Lamington Road". ChannelTimes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  3. ^ Viegas, Adrian (Nov 22, 2004). "Homework Pays!". Techtree.com. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  4. ^ MM online bureau (February 20, 2009). "Lamington Road: Tech-lovers pride!". Mumbai Mirror.com. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-25.