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CYR - Charni Road Railway Station


Station Details
Station CodeCYR
Type of StationRegular
AddressMaharshi Karve Rd, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India
CityMumbai
Number of platforms4
Latitude18.9516
Longitude72.8188
DivisionsMumbai
Elevation9Meters Above The Sea Level
Airport NearbyMumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport/BOM

Charni Road Railway Station Is Located In The City Of Mumbai. Charni Road (Old spellings: Churney Road and Charney Road) is a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The main significance of Charni Road station is that it is near the Girgaum Chowpatti beach and Marine Drive promenade, a major destination for tourists in Mumbai. It is also important because of the diamond trading industry located here, mainly in the Panchratna building near the railway station. The station derives its name from the fact that grazing lands for cattle and horses were located nearby in earlier days (Charne in Marathi means to graze) In 1838, the British rulers introduced a 'grazing fee' which several cattle-owners could not afford. Therefore, Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy spent ₹20,000 from his own purse for purchasing some grasslands near the seafront at Thakurdwar and saw that the starving cattle grazed without a fee in that area. In time the area became to be known as "Charni" meaning grazing. When a railway station on the BB&CI railway was constructed there it was called Charni Road. The BB&CI line from Back Bay to Virar opened in 1867. There have also been some controversies during its renovation. Today Charni road is well known for its old charm Chawls, wholesale markets of diamonds (Opera House), garments, Irani cafés traditional Maharashtrian culture (Girgaon) and also tall skyscrapers. For information about the area, see Charni Road.

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Nearby Stations
Station Code Station Name Distance
MEL Marine Lines 1 Km
MSD Masjid 2 Km
CCG Churchgate 2 Km
DKRD Dockyard Road 2 Km
CSTM Mumbai CST 2 Km
GTR Grant Road 2 Km
SNRD Sandhurst Road 2 Km
RRD Reay Road 3 Km
BCT Mumbai Central 3 Km
BCL Mumbai Central Local 3 Km
Trains Starting From This Station:
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