It has become a tradition to change the names of any historic place, old city, Monuments and change its identity. Every cities name is changing Bombay has become Mumbai, Madras has become Chennai, Trivandrum has become Thiruvananthpuram, Bangalore has become Bangalooru, Calcutta has become Calicatta, VT has become CST though there was nil contribution of Shivaji in the railways he used to travel on horses, basically railways was brought by the British people in India, due to their efforts Indians can travel in the trains nowadays.
There are zero contribution of Shivaji in the field of Railways he used to ride on horses still the name of Railway monument given after the name of Shivaji. Shivaji died in the March 4, 1680, and the construction of Victoria Terminus started in the year exactly after 200 years in 1878, which took 10 years to complete the monument. In the year 1887 monument completed and the Terminus opened in time to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. It took ten years to get completed. Named after Queen and the Empress Victoria, it commemorates the Victoria Jubilee Day in 1887. This was the day when first steam engine in India completed a 45 km journey from Bombay to Thane.
It is very ironical in India the political leaders are dancing on the tune of the fascist tendencies. The name V.T. has been given to the monument because of the contribution of British people and Queen Victoria in the feild of Railways. There was no wrong to keep the name of Mumbai station on the name of Queen Victoria, what is the contribution of Shivaji in the railways nothing, but under dictatorship & pressure of Shiv Sena then Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Kalmadi from Congress party given after the monument name on Shivaji.
Thomas Alva Edison inventor of the electrical light by which we are getting electricity now a days. Now in India why we are not giving the invention to the name of Shivaji.
Zuber Ahmed Khan