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Can u give some details about Gateway of India?

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Asked by hitler, 10 May '08 08:19 pm
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The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Durbar in Delhi in December 1911.
Its construction was completed in 1924. It cost Rs. 21 Lakhs to construct it.
Gammon India built it for Govt of British India.
The monument is in South Bombay close to it is Hotel Taj
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 10 May '08 08:53 pm

 
  
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One of the most striking monuments of Mumbai- the Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of the first ever British Monarch, King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Darbar in Delhi in December 1911. The foundation stone was laid by the then Governor of Bombay. The magnificent monument was built by the British and designed by the architect George Wittet. The construction of this monument was completed in 1924, and the Gateway opened on December 4, 1924 by the Viceroy, Earl of Reading
Answered by Ani Nair, 10 May '08 08:25 pm

 
  
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It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the stone.

Built in the Indo-saracenic style,the foundation stone was laid on March 31, 1911 and George Wittet's final design sanctioned in August 1914. Between 1915 and 1919 work proceeded on reclamations at Apollo Pier for the land on which the gateway and the new sea wall would be built. The foundations were completed in 1920.The Gateway is built from yellow Kharodi basalt and reinforced concrete. The central dome is 48 feet in diameter and 83 feet above ground at its highest point. The whole harbour front was realigned in order to come in line with a planned esplanade which would sweep down to the centre of the town. The cost of the construction was Rs. 21 lakhs, borne mainly by the Government of India. For lack of funds, the approach road was never built, and the Gateway now stands at an angle to the road leading up to it.
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Answered by EmM, 10 May '08 09:22 pm

 
  
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From http://en.wikipedia.org:

The Gateway of India is a monument in Mumbai, India. Located on the waterfront in South Mumbai, the Gateway is a basalt arch 26 metres high. The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.

The Gateway is built from yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. While Indo-Saracenic in architectural style, elements are derived from the Muslim architectural styles of 16th century Gujarat. The central dome is 15 metres in diameter and 26 metres above ground at its highest point. The whole harbour front was realigned in order to come in line with a planned esplanade which would sweep down to the centre of the town.

The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Durbar in Delhi in December 1911. The foundation stone was laid on March ...more
Answered by Krishnakumar G. Nair, 10 May '08 09:06 pm

 
  
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The Gateway of India is a monument in the city of Mumbai, formally know as Bombay. The Gateway is a basalt arch 26 metres high. The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.
Answered by Raghav Handa, 10 May '08 08:35 pm

 
  
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Its in Mumbai thats all i know
Answered by Tia Rose, 10 May '08 08:27 pm

 
  
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SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA

The Gateway of India is a monument in Mumbai, India. Located on the waterfront in South Mumbai, the Gateway is a basalt arch 26 metres high. The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.

The Gateway is built from yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. While Indo-Saracenic in architectural style, elements are derived from the Muslim architectural styles of 16th century Gujarat. The central dome is 15 metres in diameter and 26 metres above ground at its highest point. The whole harbour front was realigned in order to come in line with a planned esplanade which would sweep down to the centre of the town. The cost of the construction was Rs. 21 lakhs, borne mainly by the Government of India. For lack of funds, the approach road was never built, and so the Gateway stands at an angle to the road leading ...more
Answered by KUNJAN VYAS, 10 May '08 08:23 pm

 
  
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The Gateway of India is a monument in the city of Mumbai, formally know as Bombay. The Gateway is a basalt arch 26 metres high. The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.
Answered by samron jude, 10 May '08 08:23 pm

 
  
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U can get lot of information in www.google.com
Answered by Chandrasekar R, 10 May '08 08:21 pm

 
  
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It is in delhi
Answered by priyam mallick, 10 May '08 08:21 pm

 
  
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