Varanasi will get its Banaras railway station after 64 years


Lastly, Varanasi has a railway station with its outdated identify, Banaras. The absolutely renovated Manduadih railway station has been renamed as Banaras railway station.

The North Jap Railway (NER) authorities have changed the signboard with the brand new identify of the station as Banaras.

NER’s divisional railway supervisor (Varanasi) Vijay Kumar Panjiar mentioned, “We acquired the ultimate approval of railway board for the renaming Manduadih as Banaras railway station on Wednesday. After this, the alternative of signal boards began. The brand new code of Banaras railway station might be BSBS. The brand new signal boards comprise the identify of the station in Hindi, English, Urdu and likewise Sanskrit.”

In line with the NER officers, the method for renaming of this railway station had been initiated by former minister of state for railway and now Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, in February 2019.

In the identical yr, the Yogi Adityanath authorities accepted the proposal and forwarded it to the ministry of house affairs.

The formal renaming of Manduadih railway station as Banaras Railway Station by the Governor was carried out on September 16, 2020 in view of the NOC given by the ministry of house affairs of Authorities of India on March 31, 2020.

The officers had additionally began changing the outdated identify of station on signal boards however this course of was stopped on September 20, 2020 as the method of change of code of railway station in centre of railway data system (CRIS) and freight operations data system (FOIS) couldn’t be accomplished and the outdated code of Manduadih railway station existed within the system for journey ticket reserving.

The officers mentioned that in view of this, the NER had determined to begin the alternative of the outdated identify of the station by a brand new one solely after completion of total processes by the railway board.

With the finalisation of the renaming course of ‘Banaras’ as a reputation of any railway station has returned on the Indian Railways map.

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