Mughalsarai station to be renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhayay soon
Lucknow: One of the oldest railway stations of India 'Mughalsarai railway station' is all set to be renamed after the centre gave green signal to the Yogi Adityanath government. The symbolic station near Varanasi will be renamed after the Jan Sangh Leader Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) railway station.
One of the foremost reasons to rename the station is the mysterious death of Deen Dayal at the Mughalsarai station.
The No-objection certificate (NOC) will be soon sent to the UP government, as under government guidelines it is mandatory for states to obtain an NOC from the Home Ministry for renaming railway stations, villages, towns and cities.
The officials also said, "The Union Home Ministry has been informed by the Geographical Survey of India, the Intelligence Bureau, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the Department of Posts and the Ministry of Railways, that they have “no objection” in renaming the railway station."It may be mentioned that The Bharatiya Janata Party would also celebrate the birth centenary of Upadhyaya and hold a major event on September 25.
Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh earlier stated that the cabinet had decided to establish Deendayal Research Foundations at all state universities and to institute prizes in his name for meritorious students.
The state cabinet had also decided that Nagla Chandrabhan, the birthplace of the late leader in Mathura, would be also developed as a tourist centre.