Posted by: Guest on 06-08-2018 07:27
Type: New Facilities/Technology
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday inaugurated the new Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction railway station, which was earlier known as Mughalsarai.
"Today is a very big day for the Bhartiya Janata Party as Mughalsarai station, where Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay was killed, has today been named after him. I am happy that under Prime Minister Modi's leadership a memorial is being made after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay," Amit Shah said.
Also present on the occasion were Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Decked-up in saffron colour now, the station is one of the oldest and biggest railway junctions in the state. The renaming of the iconic railway station was proposed by Yogi Adityanath in August last year, and was later approved by the Centre.
The central government drew flak from the opposition which accused the ruling party of attempting to tamper with history.
On the special occasion, the three leaders also flagged off a passenger train and a goods train with an all-woman crew.