The City of Bombay, as it was then called came in light in the year 150 A.D. through the geographical work of renowned geographer, Ptolemy. The City consisting of several islands were then ruled by kolis and agris, the native inhabitants of Mumbai. Declared as Independent District w.e.f. 1st October, 1990, Mumbai City & Mumbai Suburban. Prior to this, Mumbai Suburban was the part of Mumbai City District.Population wise, one of the largest district in the country.
Mumbai City District is a district of Maharashtra in Konkan Division. As a city district, it has no headquarters or subdivisions. It, along with the Mumbai Suburban District, makes up the metropolis of Mumbai. The city area is called the “island city” or South Mumbai or Old Mumbai. It extends from Colaba in the south to Mahim and Sion in the north. It is the second smallest district of Maharashtra, and it administratively comes under Konkan Division.
Mumbai Suburban District is a district of Maharashtra in Konkan Division. Its headquarters is in Bandra. It consists of three administrative subdivisions : Kurla, Andheri, and Borivali. It is the second smallest district of Maharashtra, and it administratively comes under Konkan Division. Being the financial & commercial capital of India It is also the wealthiest city in India as well as highest number of billionaires and millionaires among all cities in India
With its International airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji) Mumbai has excellent connectivity with most of the major cities around the world, including, New York, London, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and many other cities. Metro cities Delhi, Bengluru, Kolkatta, Ahemdabad, Chennai, are well linked to Mumbai, making it the busiest aviation hub..
The city is connected to it suburbs by local trains which is also called life line of the city. The first commercial railway service began on 16th April 1853 on its first run between Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus and Thane.
Trains arrive in Mumbai from all over India. The key terminus are Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus,Mumbai central and Bandra Terminus. It provides connectivity to all parts of the country through southern line, Eastern Line, North line & Western Line. The Government is also planning to start countries first Bullet train between Mumbai & Ahemedabad.