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Antu station will be named as Chandika Devi Dham Antu, and BishnathGanj station will be known as Shanidev Dham BishnathGanj station. Pratapgarh Junction will be known as Maa Belha Devi Dham Pratapgarh Junction.

LUCKNOW The Northern Railway (NR) has announced the rechristening of three railway stations in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh: Pratapgarh Junction, Antu station, and Bishnathganj station.

According to a press statement from NR, Pratapgarh Junction will now be named as Maa Belha Devi Dham Pratapgarh Junction, Antu station will now be known as Chandika Devi Dham Antu, and BishnathGanj station will now be known as Shanidev Dham BishnathGanj station.

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The new names are inspired by the gods that are connected to these locations.

According to railroads officials, the name change will give the local holy sites a new identity and encourage tourism.

Prior to this, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station, respectively, took the titles of Mughalsarai and Jhansi Railway Stations.

“The new station codes of the three stations have also been changed from PBH to MBDP (Pratapgarh Junction), ANTU to MCDA (Antu), and BTJ to SBTJ (BishnathGanj),” Rekha Sharma, senior divisional commercial manager, NR, Lucknow division, noted in her statement.

She stated, “It is to tell the public that the names of Pratapgarh Junction, Antu, and Bishnathganj railway stations located in the Lucknow division of NR have been altered with immediate effect.

In a special ceremony on October 13, the officials plan to replace these names on the boards.

The national government gave the go-ahead to rename these stations in April. However, the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the railways’ IT division, found it challenging to create the codes because of the large characters in the names of the stations. Following this, a letter requesting modifications to the codes was sent to the home ministry. After receiving their approval, new codes have also been created.

Source- Hindustan times


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