Thursday, October 13, 2011
Cuffe Parade-(BOMBAY — YEAR 1906)
Bombay was faced with an epidemic of bubonic plague at the end of the 19th century,
which led to the formation of the Bombay City Improvement Trust. The Trust was created
to improve the sanitary and living conditions of the city, and to also later develop the
suburbs for residential purposes as the city area was getting overcrowded.The Trust
reclaimed 75,000 square metres (807,293 square feet) on the western shore of Colaba.
In 1906, a seafront road with a raised seaside promenade was completed, and called
‘Cuffe Parade’ after TW Cuffe of the Trust. Located at the southernmost region of the
city just north of Navy Nagar, Cuffe Parade is today an upmarket neighbourhood.