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Mughalsarai railway station to be named as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, says Home Ministry

The Central government has approved a proposal to rename Mughalsarai railway station near Varanasi as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station, after the Jan Sangh leader who died in 1968.


  |  Updated On : August 04, 2017 12:27 PM
Mughalsarai railway station

Mughalsarai railway station

New Delhi :  

The Central government has approved a proposal to rename Mughalsarai railway station near Varanasi as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station, after the Jan Sangh leader who died in 1968. 

The Central government is examining a request of the Uttar Pradesh government to rename the Mughalsarai Railway Station after RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

"We have received a request for the renaming of the railway station. The request is under process," a home ministry spokesperson said.
The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh had taken the decision in this regard last month.

The RSS ideologue had died under mysterious circumstances at Mughalsarai station while travelling in a train on February 11, 1968.
Mughalsarai is one of the busiest stations for trains bound for eastern and northeastern regions. It is the fourth busiest railway junction in India and also contains the largest railway marshaling yard in Asia. 

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(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Friday, August 04, 2017 12:01 PM


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