“On must know the story of Kamathipura, An old and famous known red light area located at Grant road (East) is known for prostitutes in Mumbai, The name being given due to ‘Kamathis’ (Workers) of Andra Pradesh. Kamathipura was formerly called ‘Lal Bazaar’ during British time..”
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Being the oldest prostitutes area of Mumbai since British time, Kamathipura has thousands of workers seen standing at street side in dresses as seen in pictures above. When one drives through the lane which is also famous as ‘Falkland Road’ the view is obvious and some what unpretty. It is also heard that recently they do this professional business with license allotted individually. Lal bazaar was once tagged as ‘Tolerated Area’ since prostitution was illegal during times.
There is also ‘Cursetji Shuklaji Street’ in Mumbai’s kamathipura which was also called as safe gully (the word Gully is a hindi word for lane). It was called safe because it was home to European prostitutes in Mumbai well known Red Light Area of Grant Road. Since then, Kamathipura is still congested with garbages around street bins in narrow lanes where this girls show off and attract customers.
As a word of precaution, One must know that visiting red light area frequently is an invitation to STD and aids.