K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology near Everard Nagar, Sion
|Named for||Mount Zion, Jerusalem|
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MH|
Sion is a neighbourhood of Mumbai. In the 17th century the village formed the boundary between Mumbai and Salsette Island. The British named it marking the end of the city. The name remained even after Mumbai was joined to the Salsette and extended up to Mulund. However now Sion is not the end of the city but you can identify through the No Auto Rickshaws are allowed in Sion which is end of Mumbai City District. Under Mumbai City District No Auto Rickshaw are allowed. One of the local historical places in Sion is a hilltop garden commonly known as Sion Fort or Sheevon Killa in the Marathi language. The Marathi name for Sion is Sheev which is a distorted version of the English name.
In 1543, the Portuguese took possession of the largely uninhabited islands of Bombay, naming it Sião, after a biblical hill in Israel. The Portuguese gave the Jesuit priests the sole ownership of some of these islands. The Jesuits then built a chapel on the hill near the present-day railway station and named it after Mount Zion (Sion) in Jerusalem.
Sion shares its name with a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Central Railway line. Sion also has a bus station. It is in the central line.The other side of station Dharavi area is there.
Sion is also a home to many educational institutes, namely: