Here's a 1950s picture of VT station (right) Bombay Municipality Corporation building is to the left. It is known as Mumbai CST now a days.
India became an independent country in 1947. This is less than three years since its independence. The main structures you see in this picture are still there -- except for the trams. The trams disappeared in 1964.
Here is newer picture (2003) of the same place. This place is an impressive example of Victorian architecture.