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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The '''General Post Office, Mumbai''', is the central post office of the city of [[Mumbai]], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India India]. The post-office handles most of the city's inbound and outbound mail and parcels. Situated in the vicinity of [[Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus|Victoria Terminus]], this outstanding structure is a paradigm of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Saracenic Indo-Saracenic] architecture.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The '''General Post Office, Mumbai''', is the central post office of the city of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Mumbai], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India India]. The post-office handles most of the city's inbound and outbound mail and parcels. Situated in the vicinity of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Terminus Victoria Terminus], this outstanding structure is a paradigm of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Saracenic Indo-Saracenic] architecture.</p>
   
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The general post office is modelled on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol_Gumbaz Gol Gumbaz] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijapur,_Karnataka Bijapur], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnataka Karnataka]. It was designed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom British] architect [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Begg John Begg], a consultant architect to the British government. Begg designed the structure in 1902, and construction began on 1 September 1904. It was completed on 13 March 1913 at a cost of ₨ 1,809,000. Black [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basalt basalt], with a dressing of yellow Kurla stone and white stones from Dhrangdra are the predominant materials used.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;"><span class="mw-headline" id="The_building" style="font-size:20px;color:black;font-family:'LinuxLibertine',Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:1.3;">
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The general post office is modelled on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol_Gumbaz Gol Gumbaz] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijapur,_Karnataka Bijapur], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnataka Karnataka]. It was designed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom British] architect [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Begg John Begg], a consultant architect to the British government. Begg designed the structure in 1902, and construction began on 1 September 1904. It was completed on 13 March 1913 at a cost of ₨ 1,809,000. Black [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basalt basalt], with a dressing of yellow [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurla Kurla]stone and white stones from Dhrangdra are the predominant materials used.</p>
   
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The building has an area of 120,000 square feet (11,000 m²) and replaced the current [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Central_Telegraph_Office,_Mumbai&action=edit&redlink=1 Central Telegraph Office] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_Fountain Flora Fountain] as the new GPO. The chief feature of the architecture of this building is an ethereal central hall which rises up to the great dome.</p>
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The building has an area of 120,000 square feet (11,000 m²) and replaced the current [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Central_Telegraph_Office,_Mumbai&action=edit&redlink=1 Central Telegraph Office] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_Fountain Flora Fountain] as the new GPO. The chief feature of the architecture of this building is an ethereal central hall which rises up to the great dome.</p>
 
==Operations==
 
==Operations==
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">As the chief post office of the city, the post office handles huge volumes of mail and passes them on to other post offices in the city. The GPO has the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_Index_Number Postal Index Number] (PIN) 400 001. Due to its vicinity to Victoria Terminus, it is ideally situated to dispatch and receive mail to and from other cities in India. It also controls the smaller post offices in Mumbai, issues [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamp stamps], and prints new inland letterheads and postcards. It also has a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philately philately] section for enthusiasts.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">As the chief post office of the city, the post office handles huge volumes of mail and passes them on to other post offices in the city. The GPO has the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_Index_Number Postal Index Number] (PIN) 400 001. Due to its vicinity to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Terminus Victoria Terminus], it is ideally situated to dispatch and receive mail to and from other cities in India. It also controls the smaller post offices in Mumbai, issues [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamp stamps], and prints new inland letterheads and postcards. It also has a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philately philately] section for enthusiasts.</p>
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