Mahim Causeway

Mahim Causeway

Mahim Causeway is an essential link road that connects South Mumbai with its northern suburbs. It is a causeway that connects the suburbs that comprise Mahim in the southern part of the city and Bandra towards the north.

Mahim Causeway Mahim Causeway was constructed between 1841 and 1846 to join the island Salsette to Mahim. The swampy areas between the two islands made traveling dangerous, and the need for a causeway was born. The British East India Company, the governing body of Bombay at the time, could not finance the causeway. 

This caused Lady Jeejeebhoy and her husband, Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, to donate the total amount of Rs.1,57,000 with the requirement that the government not charge an additional toll or cause disturbance to the Koli community living in the area.

The Mahim causeway connects to Swami Vivekanand Road and L.J.Road and is the stretch that runs between Bandra masjid and Mahim church (St. Michael’s). 

It should not be misinterpreted with the Bandra-Worli Sea link project, a major infrastructural project inaugurated on June 30, 2009, that is intended to make it easier for people to travel across the causeway through the construction of a second bridge that crosses Mahim Bay.

Who built the Mahim Causeway?

Mahim Causeway was constructed between 1841 and 1846 to join the island Salsette to Mahim. The swampy region that separated the islands made traveling dangerous, and a need for a causeway was born. The British East India Company, the governing body of Bombay at the time, could not finance the causeway. 

This resulted in Lady Jeejeebhoy, her husband, the baronet. He was Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy donated the total amount of Rs.1,57,000 under the condition that the government should not charge a fee for the use of the project or cause disturbance to the Koli community living around the area.

Which part of Mumbai is Mahim?

Mahim is an upmarket residential-cum-industrial locality in south Mumbai overlooking the Arabian Sea, situated on the western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network.

Is Mahim in Mumbai city or a suburban?

Mahim is in Mumbai City and not part of the Suburbs. Mumbai City is spread from Colaba in the south to Mahim and Sion in the north. At the same time, the suburban area extends across Bandra to Dahisar, from Kurla Chuna Bhatti to Mulund, and from Kurla and up to Trombay Creek.

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