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GTR/Grant Road (4 PFs)
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Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Updated: Dec 11 2022 (10:11)
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Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Frere Bridge, Grant Road West, Zoroastrian Colony, Grant Road, Mumbai - 400007
State: Maharashtra
Elevation: 7 m above sea level
Type: Regular
Category: SG-2
Zone: WR/Western
Division: Mumbai
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Sep 18 2022 (08:08)   GTR/Grant Road (4 PFs)
ForeverRailfan^~   53434 blog posts
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Alight here for Lamington Road/Market.

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 shop of Mumbai".

Road is famous for its wholesale and retail market 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the maximum retail price as they have a high turnover.[4] They sell not only the latest computer related items but even outdated electronic parts for radios like transistors, capacitors, cables, sound cards, TV tuners and adaptors.[5] Lamington road is the third largest grey market in India for electronic goods and peripherals after Nehru Place in Delhi and Ritchie street in Chennai.

It had been listed as a notorious market in 2009 and 2010 by the USTR for selling counterfeit software, media and goods

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Jun 07 2020 (18:42)   GTR/Grant Road (4 PFs)
ForeverRailfan^~   53434 blog posts
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Alight Here For : Chor Bazaar
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Mumbai's Chor Bazaar is the pride of the city in terms of shopping. Located in South Mumbai, Chor Bazaar literally translates to 'thieves market'. One of the oldest markets in Mumbai, the place has a fascinating history that dates back to over 150 years. Initially, Chor Bazaar was known as 'Shor Bazaar', which means 'noisy market'. However, the British, during their reign in India, mispronounced the word and the market eventually became known as 'Chor Bazaar'. One of the most fascinating souks, Chor Bazaar
is home to many stolen goods, just as the name suggests. You will usually find shopaholics rummaging for goods at throwaway prices. From antiques to Victorian furniture and fashion to electronics, a wide array of goods available here is staggering. Most of the shop-owners are used to the whims and fancies of the shoppers; therefore, if you are good at bargaining, then this might be the place to be! One of the main tourist attractions in Mumbai, Chor Bazaar is also one of the busiest places in this metropolitan city. To know more, read on.
A Shopper's Utopia
History And Surroundings
Chor Bazaar has a history that spans over 150 years. The market was initially known as 'Shor Bazaar' and eventually got changed to 'Chor Bazaar'. Over time, illegal and stolen goods found its way to the market, vindicating the new name of the market. It is believed that this place was a favorite with the British during their reign in India. They would often purchase grandfather clocks, furniture, brassware and other household items at offbeat prices. These souks were considered to be the only place in Mumbai selling goods at such unusual rates.
Once in Chor Bazaar you will find yourself surrounded by Muslim architecture buildings and surrounding. Located on Mutton Street, the area is full of dilapidated buildings, crowded streets and crumbling shops, retaining a bit of the old world charm. Most of the lanes are crammed with vendors selling all sorts of goods at very fluid prices. The closest railway station to Chor Bazaar is located at Grant Road.
Chor Bazaar Trinkets
Bronze items
Cane goods
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The popularity of Chor Bazaar has grown over the years. Several Bollywood films have been shot in the alleyways of this crammed street. Mini Market and Juma Market at Chor Bazaar are two small subdivisions of this famous market. At Mini Market, tourists can find posters and all other trinkets related to the Bollywood industry. At the Juma Market, hardware, tools and furniture can be found aplenty. The Chor Bazaar has also been mentioned in a popular novel by Rohinton Mistry, called 'Such a long journey'.

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Dec 25 2019 (19:44)   GTR/Grant Road (4 PFs)
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Grant Road was named after Sir Robert Grant, the governor of Bombay between 1835 and 1839, is a railway station in South-Central Mumbai,and is the former terminus of the erstwhile Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway. #WRHeritage
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