Mumbai city is the commercial capital of India. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The city has a number of historical places and tourist attractions. The city of Mumbai is widely known for its beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan lifestyle in India.
11 Interesting and Mind Blowing Facts About Mumbai City
1. About 1.1 Sq. Mt. / Per Person Open Space Available
Mumbai is one of the densest cities in the world. Only 1.1 square meter of open space available per person in the city.
2. Coastline of Over 149 Kms
Did you know? Mumbai has a coastline of over 149 kilometers, which is one of the largest coastlines in India for a city.
3. Mumbai and Bombay name derived from..
Mumbai is also known as Bombay in India and around the world. The name Mumbai was derived from the goddess Mumba devi of the Koli community. While the name Bombay was actually given by Portuguese explorer Francis Almeida.
4. First Five Star Hotel in India
The Taj Mahal Hotel, was the first five star hotel in India was founded in 1903 in Mumbai. It is one of the most popular luxury hotels in India.
5. First Airport of India
The Juhu Aerodrome was the first airport of India. It is still in use.
6. First Railway Station in India
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) is the first railway station in India. It is located in the city of Mumbai.
7. Sigma Six Rated Dabbawallahs
Mumbai’s century-old dabbawallah’s have been rated Sigma Six which is equivalent rating of General Electric and Motorola. The rating signifies less than 1 error per 1 million transactions.
8. First and Now Most Outdated Electric Rail System in India
Mumbai is powered by hundreds of miles of wire that run above the railway tracks. The electric rail system or DC system was installed in 1925.
9. Super Dense Crush Load
Mumbai local trains are most popular around the world for its overcrowded trains. The trains were built only to carry 1700 passengers at a time but due to peak hours, the situation got worse. See in the picture.
10. India’s Largest Theme Park
Adlabs Imagica is the largest theme park in India, which is situated near Mumbai. It is the only international level standard theme park.
11. The City of Celebrities
Mumbai is the city of celebrities. You would find Bollywood stars, Business Leaders, Politicians, and many other celebrities in Mumbai.
Article first published on May 10, 2016.