Mughalsarai Junction Renamed Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction, Gets Painted Saffron

| August 5 , 2018 , 15:54 IST

The Mughalsarai Junction railway station in Uttar Pradesh has been formally renamed to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction on Sunday. The station has been re-painted saffron as well. 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah inaugurated the renamed Junction along with other top BJP leaders.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal accompanied Shah to inaugurate the same junction with the new name.

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At the inauguration event, Shah launched a smart yard project at the century-old station on the busy Delhi-Howrah route along with other station development plan and projects.

Shah also flagged off the 14261/62 Ekatmata Express which is managed by an entire female-crew. Ekatmata Expres runs only two days in a week.

Last year the Central government approved the name change proposal submitted by the state government. The Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik had given the permission regarding the name change in June this year.

On the grounds of this move by the BJP government, the Opposition parties accused BJP of attempting to tamper with history.

Deen Dayal Upadhyay was raised after the RSS ideology and was the co-founder of BJP.

Upadhyay was found dead near the Mughalsarai station in February 1968. He was born in 1916 in the village Chandrabhan in Uttar Pradesh, and now the village is called Deendayal Dham.