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5 million; A city which has a mass rapid transit system of transport; A city which boasts India·s first premium luxury hotel; A city which welcomes all people, regardless of their caste and religion; A land of opportunities; You can love it......You can hate it......But you cannot ignore it.....!
It is Mumbai.
In the early 1800s, the British settlement of Bombay comprised of seven islands. It emerged as a port of importance with relations to the rest of the Asian countries. Being an important port on the western hemisphere of India, it served to the most of the trade and merchant routes, connecting the west to the east. Bombay was once the capital and the headquarters of the East India company. Thus Bombay emerged as a commercial hub and the financial capital of India.
Seven islands of Bombay.
Evolution Of Mumbai.
Mumbai became an important base for Indian Independence movement in the early 20th century. In 1960, Bombay was incorporated as the capital of Maharashtra state. Bombay was changed to Mumbai in the year 1996. Seven islands were united into one mainland city by reclaiming land from the sea. The name Mumbai, emphasizes the name of goddess mumba-devi.
Mumbai comprises of many historical monuments of British influence. The gateway of India, is an example of Victorian architecture. Buddhism reflects itself in the intricately carved elephanta caves. The city boasts of many high rise buildings in its business district. Some prominent architectural buildings in Mumbai are; Victoria terminus, Rajabai Tower, The BSE, Air India tower, and the Taj mahal palace.
Victoria terminus & Taj mahal palace.
Sights And Smells Of Mumbai.
The Mumbai culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres. Mumbai hosts many festivals of traditional importance. Some widely celebrated festivals include, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gudi Padva, Navaratri, makar sankranti, Christmas. Mumbai is home to the most delectable delicacies, which comprises of spicy pav bhaji and missal pav. Mumbai also hosts multi-cuisine restaurants of international standards.
Ganesh Chaturthi & Missal Pav.
Emergence as a metropolis.
Mumbai has emerged as a cosmopolitan city, comprising of various castes and religion. Mumbai acts as a financial capital of India today. Being a cosmopolitan city, the nightlife of the city is wonderful and safe. Mumbai boasts as the hub for the business in India. Mumbai·s opportunities has always attracted people from all corners of world and they have resided here still.
Business complexes of Hiranandani Gardens.
Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra state. It is ruled by the legislative assembly of state. The term of the legislative assembly is for five years. Mumbai is critically important as a city, and thus it should have political stability. Maharashtra is currently governed by Ashok Chavan, representing the congress party.
Bottlenecks Of Mumbai.
Today, Mumbai Is the world·s most crowded city. Increase in population of the city, is one of the worst bottlenecks faced by Mumbai. The rise in the population has resulted in the increased number of vehicular traffic. Hence the pollution levels have risen drastically. Proper steps are being taken to curb this menace.
Mumbai is the world·s 4th largest urbanised city, in terms of residing population. Mumbai suburban transport systems ferries millions of people to their destination everyday. India·s first and the longest cable-stayed bridge connects the island city to the suburbs. Bollywood has made its global presence; Mumbai is the capital of bollywood.
Excessive greed for commercialisation and industrialisation has left Mumbai of very less green cover. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park protects leopards and tigers, it was a bold step taken by the government. The mangroves reserve are protected on the western island city, which are crucial in protection of the island from Tsunami like disasters.
A city that bustles through night; where people have a living, but not enough time.......
where dreams come true....... Thank You......!