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Describe any five features of land reclamation in Bombay.

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(i) In 1784, William Hornby approved the building of the great sea wall which prevented the flooding of the low-lying areas of Bombay.

(ii) In 1864, the Back Bay Reclamation company won the right to reclaim the western, foreshore from the tip of Malabar Hill to the end of Colaba.

(iii) Reclamation often meant the leveling of the hills around Bombay.

(iv) As the population increased rapidly in the early 20th century, every bit of the available area was built over and new areas were reclaimed from the sea.

(v) A successful reclamation project was undertaken by the Bombay Port trust between 1914 and 1918. 

(vi)The famous Marine Drive of Bombay was developed subsequently. 

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