Manduadih to be renamed Banaras railway station

The holy metropolis of Varanasi is quickly more likely to get a railway station named “Banaras”.

The Railway Ministry is contemplating renaming the Manduadih railway station as Banaras railway station.

Manduadih is amongst one of many 4 railway stations within the metropolis apart from Varanasi Junction, popularly often called Varanasi Cantt Railway Station, Varanasi Metropolis and Kashi. Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha advised a gaggle of journalists: “There’s a proposal to alter the identify of Manduadih railway station. The Ministry is contemplating it. We’ve got already stations within the names Varanasi and Kashi. Solely the identify of Banaras is overlooked.”

Manduadih is a spot in Varanasi located about 4 kilometers from Varanasi Cant 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 alleged to be derived from mixture of ‘Varuna’ and ‘Asi’ — the names of rivers. Kashi is the traditional identify of Varanasi.

Dushyant Rai, the Rajbhasha marketing consultant within the Railway Board, welcomed the transfer.

“The identify Banaras means ‘bana rahe ras’. This phrase displays the actual tradition of town. The folks in Banaras get pleasure from every thing. Be it ‘geet-sangeet, puja-path and in addition misthanna-paan’,” stated Rai, who hails from town.

A prime railway official of Varanasi division advised IANS: “The identify Manduadih doesn’t sound good and doesn’t join with the legacy of Banaras which the identify Banaras does.”

Mughalsarai Junction is one other essential station situated 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.

A plan to alter the identify of a railway station goes by means of a protracted course of. It should be cleared by the House Ministry after a state sends a proposal of renaming a station to the Ministry of Railways.

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