Fort (Mumbai precinct)

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Fort is a business and art district in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The area gets its name from the defensive fort, Fort George, built by the British East India Company around Bombay Castle.

Fort District
Remains of the old Fort George walls
Remains of the Fort George walls
Fort is located in Mumbai
Coordinates: 18°56′06″N 72°50′09″E / 18.935°N 72.8359°E / 18.935; 72.8359
DistrictMumbai City
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
11 m (36 ft)
 • OfficialMarathi,
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
400 001
Lok Sabha constituencyMumbai South
Civic agencyBMC

The area extends from the docks in the east, to Azad Maidan in the west; Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in the north to Kala Ghoda in the south. This area is the heart of the financial markets of the city & multiple British era structures are located in this neighbourhood.

History Edit

Map of Bombay Fort, 1771

The Fort area was declared protected under regulations of the Maharashtra Government Urban Development Department. An advisory committee now oversees the development, repairs and renovations of structures in the precinct. In 1882, Bomanjee Hormarjee Wadia Clock Tower was erected using public funds as a token of appreciation for Bomanjee Hormarjee, a Parsi philanthropist who made contributions towards improving education in Bombay. The Fort neighbourhood of Mumbai was the first part to be developed by the British. Then, over the years it stood as a reminder of India's rich colonial history, and today it is sort of a jewel in the crown of the city's cultural scene.[1]

It had been listed as a notorious market in 2009 and 2010 by the USTR for selling counterfeit software, media and goods.[2][3]

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References Edit

  1. ^ Chowdhury, Arka Roy. "A look into the Fort area of Mumbai". Times of India Travel.
  2. ^ "Section 3" . Special 301 Report – via Wikisource.
  3. ^ "Section 3" . Special 301 Report – via Wikisource.

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