is a small hill in Mumbai
running north-south to the eastern side of the Harbour Railway line between Wadala
& Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar
Stations. To the south is MBPT (Mumbai Port Trust Colony) and to the north is the C.G.S. colony
. To the east at a distance lies the Trombay
Hill and the RCF Factory.
Antop hill is well known for the Central Govt.Housing Colony for the govt employees and came up in late 1950s mainly to cater housing for all govt. employees working in customs , income tax sales tax and other centralgovt. departments . Being very near to koliwada station (now GTBN) and Kings circle station in Harbour line and very near to Sion and Dadar , this place is accessible to all the railways lines in Mumbai . Bus facility is excellent to travel to all parts of Mumbai .
The southern end of Antop Hill has the Famous Barkat Ali Dargah overlooking the Nana Phadnavis
Flyover. The central section of the hill has the Indian Oil Depot that rations out kerosene. Every morning hordes of bullock carts ferry kerosene across to the poor areas of Mumbai from this depot.
The area around the oil depot has some interesting cemeteries (Chinese
, Sunni Muslim
, Brahma Samaj
). The New Link road cuts the hill into two parts. The Northern Section has the four Walchand Bungalows, which are about a century old. Just below the bungalows on the Eastern side was the factory of Indian Hume Pipes, owned by the Walchand
family, that has now been converted into a... Read More