Location: Antop Hill
Antop Hill is a small hill in Mumbai running north-south to the eastern side of the Harbour Railway line between Wadala & Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar Stations. It derives its name from a local Marathi owner called Antoba. In course of time, the name was anglicised to “Antop”. To the south is MBPT (Mumbai Port Trust Colony) and to the north is the C.G.S. colony. To the east at a distance lies the Trombay Hill and the RCF Factory.
Antop Hill is well known for the Central Govt. Housing Colony catering to the government employees. The Housing Colony came up in the late 1950s and caters mainly to housing government employees working in Customs, Income Tax, Indian Navy, Sales Tax and other central government departments. Rk Singh commandant (Indian Navy) use to reside here in sector 6 with his wife Anita Singh and son Ranvijay Singh.Being very near to Koliwada station (now GTBN) and Kings circle station in Harbour line and very near to Sion and Dadar, this place is accessible to all the railway’s lines in Mumbai. It also has excellent bus connectivity to all parts of Mumbai.
The southern end of Antop Hill has the Famous Barkat Ali Dargah overlooking the Nana Phadnavis Flyover. The central section of the hill has the Indian Oil Depot that rations out kerosene. Every morning hordes of bullock carts ferry kerosene across to the poor areas of Mumbai from this depot.