Mughalsarai junction of Uttar Pradesh has got a new name i.e. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya railway station. This 100-year old railway station has been named after the RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Uphadyaya. This renaming ceremony was taken place in front of BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and railway minister Piyush Goyal were also present at the event.
After the renaming ceremony, three of the leaders flagged-off a passenger train with an all-women crew and a goods train. In fact, it is the first time in the country that the all-women crew runs a goods-train. They also launched a ‘smart-yard’ project on the busy Delhi-Howrah route.
Why is it renamed after Pt. Upadhyaya?
It was bad fate of nation that Pandit Upadhyaya was found dead on this junction in 1968 under suspicious circumstances. To revive the legacy of Pt. Upadhyaya, UP government took this decision.
The station is being painted with saffron in places and sign boards with new names are being put up. A project to upgrade yard at the station is also launched. Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and other senior BJP leaders will also be present.
This step was taken after UP government had got the approval from centre for renaming the station in year 2017. UP Governor Ram Naik also gave his assent to the proposal in June.
Mugahalsarai Railway Junction
In the 1860, the Mugahalsarai junction was built by the Britishers. This connects connect New Delhi to Kolkata and is the fourth busiest railway junction in India.