Marien Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-longboulevardinSouth Mumbaiin the city ofMumbai. The road was constructed by latephilanthropist Bhagojisheth Keer &PallonjiMistry. It is a ‘C’-shaped six-laneconcreteroad along the coast, which is a naturalbay. The road linksNariman PointtoBabulnathandMalabar Hill. Marine Drive is situated over reclaimed land facing west-south-west. A promenade lies parallel to this road. Marine Drive is also known as theQueen’s Necklacebecause, if viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace.Marine Driveमरीन ड्राईव्हQueen’s NecklaceNeighbourhoodDark sky, falling light on the city mumbai.Air India(left), Oberoi (centre) and NCPA (right) buildings at Marive Drive,Nariman PointMarine DriveLocation in MumbaiCoordinates:18.944°N 72.823°ECountryIndiaStateMaharashtraMetroMumbaiLanguages• OfficialMarathiTime zoneIST(UTC+5:30)DetailsThe official name for this road, though rarely used, isNetaji Subhash Chandra BoseRoad. The promenade is lined withpalm trees. At the northern end of Marine Drive isChowpatty Beach. This is a popular beach famed for itsBhel puri(local fast food). Many restaurants also line this stretch of the road. Further down this road liesWalkeshwar, a wealthy neighbourhood of the city, also home to theGovernor of Maharashtra.Most of the buildings which were built by wealthyParsissport anart decolook that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Real estate prices along theesplanadeare high. Many hotels dot the drive, most prominent among them being the 5-star Oberoi (formerly theOberoi Hilton Towerhowever reverted to the original name as of early 2008), The Intercontinental, Hotel Marine Plaza, Sea Green Hotel and a few other smaller hotels. Marine Drive is the preferred connecting road between thecentral business districtlocated atNariman Pointand the rest of the city.Former singing superstar of 1950s Suraiya lived here in ‘Krishna Mahal’ in the ground floor apartment from 1940s till her death on 31st January 2004 (as a tenant of Shah family). The house was first taken on rent by her mother Mumtaz Begum. Many otherfilm stars, like Nargis, Raj Kapoor lived nearby in 1940s and 50s.In 2012, theMunicipal Corporation of Greater Mumbaiannounced that the entire road would be resurfaced, 72 years after it was originally laid.
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