One of the premier business districts of Mumbai is Nariman Point. All the major offices of the city are located at this bustling business hub. This vibrant city of India gladly boasts about this area as it is one of its main attractions. So, during your Mumbai trip don’t miss out the opportunity of visiting this place. After getting a brief view are you interested in updating your knowledge with more relevant information? Then just have a look!
This commercial district was named after Khursheed Framji Nariman. He was a Parsi prophet and he was lovingly called as Veer Nariman. He was also an active Congress Leader and corporator of Bombay Municipal Corporation. Before the year 1940, this area was a part of the sea. Khursheed Nariman proposed to retrieve this particular area near Churchgate. Just after his proposal the task of reclaiming this area started and garbage from several parts of the city were actually dumped at this place in order to fill in the shallows. Moreover, concrete cement and imported steel were also used for the reinforcement work. The entire cost for this reinforced work was estimated near about Rs. 3 lakhs in those days (now Rs. 10 crores). During the 1970s, the additional reclamation work was carried out. It was regarded as a construction boom period, which saw various commercial high-rises at this region.
It is situated at Marine Drive’s extreme southern tip. Some of the renowned business establishments of this place are –
This place is easily accessed from the rest of the city, so reaching Nariman Point is not at all a problem. You can reach this place from any corner of the city by boarding local train and buses or by hiring autos and taxis. Nearest railway stations are Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Mumbai Central. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located at a distance of approximately 25 km.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/15