The name of Manduadih railway station in Varanasi has finally been changed by Yogi Adityanath, the government of Uttar Pradesh. The new name is Banaras (Banaras Railway Station)). Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has given permission to change the name of the railway station in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency.
A request was made to change the name of the station
The state government of Uttar Pradesh had applied to the Union Home Ministry to change the name of Manduadih railway station. The Union Home Ministry agreed to the request. Following several guidelines, the Union Home Ministry also issued a No Objection Certificate a month ago agreeing to the proposal in compliance with certain rules and regulations.
The old name was changed to the new name
On August 16, the Home Ministry approved the renaming of Manduadih railway station, naming it Banaras. There are some rules left in the register for changing the name of the station. Railway Minister Piyush Goel tweeted that the Manduadih station in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of the Prime Minister, will now be known by popular names across the country. The Uttar Pradesh governor has ruled in favor of the name change following a letter of no-objection from the central government.
The Manduadih railway station has a total of eight platforms. About 7 major trains, including the Varanasi-New Delhi's most important train, the Shivaganga Express, and the Bundelkhand Express for Gwalior, run through this station.
Incidentally, in 2016, Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh was renamed Prayagraj. The three main rivers Ganga-Jamuna-Saraswati have come together at this point.