Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
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Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Marathi: लोकमान्य टिळक टरमिनस ) (station code=LTT), formerly known as Kurla Terminus (station code=CLAT), is a railhead in a suburb of Mumbai, India. LTT is managed by the Central Railway. The Kurla and Tilak Nagar suburban railway stations are located nearby.It is one of the railway terminus within Mumbai city.The others being Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ( foremerly VT ), Dadar on central railway line and Mumbai central and Bandra Terminus on western railway line.
LTT was earlier known as Kurla Terminus, as it is situated in Kurla. In 1996, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation approved a proposal to rename the station after Lokmanya Tilak, and forwarded it to the Union Government through the State Government of Maharashtra. The Union Home Minister, Lal Krishna Advani approved the proposal in 1999, at the request of Ram Naik, the Minister of State of Railway. After the decision was announced, Gurudas Kamat, the Lok Sabha member from Mumbai North-East, met L K Advani and submitted a memorandum asking that the terminus be renamed after Babasaheb Ambedkar.
In 2003, the Central Railway decided to expand LTT to take on more rail traffic, as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus had reached its saturation point, and was unable to handle any more express trains. In 2006, the Mumbai division of Central Railway cleared the designs for construction of a swanky station complex to replace the dilapidated terminus complex. The new station complex design was prepared by the architect P K Das. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) also agreed to construct a ramp from LTT to the flyover to be built nearby, as part of the Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road (see Mumbai Urban Transport Project).