Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station, a World Heritage Site in Mumbai (Bombay) is one of the most engaged railway stations in India. It was designed by Frederick William Stevens. The structure of this station resembles St. Pancras station in London.
Earlier this station was called Victoria Terminus to honor Queen Victoria. Later on in 1996 the name was changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as desired by organizations like Shiv Sena. The time it took to complete the work of this railway terminal was 10 years.
The design of this station is in the Gothic style of architecture. This building is open for 24 hours. The interior of this railway station was designed by the students of Bombay school of art. It includes the wooden carvings, tile decorations, enchanting iron and brass railings, grills for the ticket booths etc.
This is an amazing architectural wonder of 19th century. It is the westernmost terminus of Central Railway which provides long-distance trains as well as two of the suburban lines - the Central Line and the Harbor line.