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DistrictMumbai City
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code022
Civic agencyBMC

Chinchpokli (Marathi: चिंचपोकळी) is a neighbourhood in South Mumbai. It is also the name of a railway station on the Central line of the Mumbai suburban railway. Historical British era spellings include Chinchpugli and Chinchpooghly.[1] The neighbourhood is named after the Marathi words for tamarind (chinch) and betel nut (pofali).[2][3][4]

Chinchpokli stationboard
Chinchpokli stationboard
Chinchpokli station Banner
Chinchpokli station Banner


The Chinchpokli Railway station was opened in 1877.[5] There is a Jewish Cemetery, laid out by Elias David Sassoon in 1878, which lies parallel to the railway tracks.[6] In 1896, during the Bombay plague epidemic, the Chinchpokli Station was converted into medical transit place.[5] The Road bridge over the railway track, known as Arthur Bridge was built in 1915.[7] Kasturba Hospital run by Municipal Corporation is located in Chinchpokli West.[8][9] Opposite to this hospital lies the Mumbai Central Prison, also referred to as Arthur Road Jail. It was built in 1926.[10]


  1. ^ Map of Old mumbai, Published in Imperial gazetteer of India showing the name of the suburb as Chinchpugli
  2. ^ Don Pendleton (2014). Jungle Firestorm. Gold Eagle. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-373-61566-7.
  3. ^ Mehta, Suketu (2006). Maximum city: Bombay lost and found. Penguin Books India. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-14-400159-0.
  4. ^ Virani, Pinki (1 March 2001). Once Was Bombay. Penguin Books Limited. p. 41. ISBN 978-93-5214-074-9.
  5. ^ a b "Chinchpokli Station Banner". Wikimedia Commons. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Mumbai Secrets: Jewish film stars and holocaust victims remembered in a Chinchpokli cemetery". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  7. ^ "'Bridges to wealth' are in poor health". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Hospitals". Archived from the original on 2 January 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Mustafa Plumber & Manish K Pathak (19 April 2011). "Time to free Mumbai of its overcrowded prison?". DNA India. Retrieved 25 November 2012.

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