About Byculla, Mumbai
Byculla is South Mumbai neighbourhood surrounded by areas namely Nagpada, Agripada, Mahalakshmi, Chinchpokli, Reay Road, Mazagaon, Sandhurst Road etc. Earlier in the 18th century it was an extension of Mazagaon, which is one o the seven islands that collectively constitute the city of Mumbai. Byculla is again name of a railway station that comes under the Mumbai suburban railway on the Central Railway line.
The area is populated by Muslims, Parsis, Christians, Marathis and Gujratis. Once it used to be a major hub of the city's textile mills, most of which are either shut down today or on the edge of closure. Like many other areas of the town, Byculla also has seen rapid real estate developments over the time. The Motisha Lane are, for example, houses many tall residential apartments. There are many highlights located in and around the area. The significant are the zoo named Veermata Jijamata Prani Sangrahalay, Veermata Jijamata Museum and National Railway Hospital. The last one is biggest National Railway Hospital. Byculla also prides in having Mumbai’s largest vegetable market named Byculla Vegetable Market. There are many places of worship including Jain Temple, Gloria Church, Magen David Synagogue. small Hindu temples and Muslim Mosques are also located in the area.
It is well-connected with the central railway and BEST bus service. The buses heading to Central Mumbai, South-Central Mumbai, South Mumbai, North-East Mumbai touch Byculla on the course. The neighbourhood is also famous for housing a good number of health centres and educational institutions.