Know Your Bombay! – 26th November 2016

Parsi Times brings you interesting facts about our beloved Bombay! Explore this city’s amusing history and get to know why and how so many streets and places got their names with KYB!


know-your-bombay-1Bellasis Road (Parel Road to Bellasis Bridge):

Bellasis Road was established in 1793 AD, by the poor driven from the city of Surat in that year of famine, out of funds raised by public subscription, and takes its name from Major-General Bellasis, under whose order it was constructed. Bellasis Road today, the drive towards Scandal Point at Breach Candy, is in the recollection of many now living a small straggling, uneven, jolting pathway, got up by General Bellasis of the Artillery, to suit his convenience, as he lived in the proximity of the famed Mahalaxmi and from thereafter he was seen jogging in his native ghari drawn by a couple of oxen!



know-your-bombay-2Charni Road

The name Charni or Chendni was brought to this locality from Thana! The locality near Thana Railway Station is called Chendni and many inhabitants of Chendni in Thana came and permanently settled at Girgaum, in Bombay, and thus called the locality where they settled – ‘Chendni’, which later became popular as Charni.

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