A ‘no objection certificates’ has been issued for altering the identify of the Manduadih railway station to ‘Banaras’, a Residence Ministry official stated. The house ministry considers proposals for identify change in accordance with the present pointers in consultations with companies involved.
It offers its approval to any proposal for change of identify of anywhere after taking no-objections from the Ministry of Railways, Division of Posts and Survey of India, one other official stated. For altering the identify of a village or city or a metropolis, an govt order is required. The renaming of a state requires modification of the Structure with a easy majority in Parliament, the official stated.
Manduadih is a spot in Varanasi located about 4 kilometres from Varanasi Cantt Station. The Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), the place engine components of the practice are manufactured, is located close to Manduadih.
Varanasi, additionally known as Banaras and Kashi, was chosen in 2014 by Narendra Modi to contest the Lok Sabha polls from metropolis of Uttar Pradesh. The identify Varanasi is claimed to be derived from mixture of ‘Varuna’ and ‘Asi’ — the names of rivers. Kashi is the traditional identify of Varanasi.
When the identify change was proposed two years in the past, Dushyant Rai, the Rajbhasha advisor within the Railway Board, had defined, “The identify Banaras means ‘bana rahe ras’. This phrase displays the actual tradition of the town. The individuals in Banaras get pleasure from the whole lot. Be it ‘geet-sangeet, puja-path and in addition misthanna-paan’,” stated Rai, who hails from the town.
A prime railway official of Varanasi division was then quoted saying by IANS: “The identify Manduadih would not sound good and would not join with the legacy of Banaras which the identify Banaras does.”
Mughalsarai Junction is one other necessary station positioned close to Varanasi whose identify was modified to Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction in October 2017 after the BJP got here to energy in Uttar Pradesh.