Mughalsarai Officially Renamed

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  • A year after the Central government approved the renaming of Mughalsarai Junction in Uttar Pradesh to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction.

Other details;

  • Mughalsarai town, located 18 km east of the holy city of Varanasi is the birthplace of the Jan Sangh’s founder Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay..
  • Mughalsarai Junction was set up in 1862 by the British administration to build a railway track connecting Delhi to Calcutta. It is located on the Grand Chord Line and is the fourth busiest junction in India.
  • Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik gave his consent to the propsal to rename none of the busiest railway stations in India, Mughalsarai, as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction.

Source:Economic TImes