Later, it was found that State waqf board using allotted land for cheap renting or unauthorized use.there was also an influx of people from North India about that time.
Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई), a cosmopolitan metropolis, earlier known as Bombay, is the largest city in India and the capital of the state Maharashtra.Ever since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the principal gateway to the Indian Subcontinent has been Mumbai (Bombay), the city Aldous Huxley famously described as “the most appalling of either hemisphere”.Travellers tend to regard time spent here as a rite of passage to be survived rather than savoured.During their trading with the local businessmen, they used to procure food grains, spices and fruits.To carry the goods they used to order the ships which were constructed in Mumbra. Later it was named after Mumbra Devi, the prime deity of Agri and Koli tribes.The museum provides a foretaste of what lies in store just up the road, where the cream of Bartle Frere’s Bombay – the University and High Court – line up with the open maidans on one side, and the boulevards of Fort on the other.
But for the fullest sense of why the city’s founding fathers declared it Urbs Prima in Indis, you should press further north still to visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), the high-water mark of India’s Raj architecture.
The Mumba Devi goddess temple is situated at the peak of the hill.
Much of the land around Mumbra was agricultural land until 1975.
Nowhere reinforces your sense of having arrived in Mumbai quite as emphatically as the Gateway of India, the city’s defining landmark.
Only a five-minute walk north, the Prince of Wales Museum should be next on your list of sightseeing priorities, as much for its flamboyantly eclectic architecture as for the art treasures inside.
Between 19, Mumbai experienced significant population growth and greater population density.