Guwahati News Desk: The Jhansi Railway Station was renamed as ‘Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station’ after Rani Laxmibai, by the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday.
The announcement was made by the Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday via a Twitter post that read as, “The Jhansi Railway station will now be known as ‘Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station’.”
As informed by the Chief PRO of North Central Railway, Prayagraj, Shivam Sharma, a notification to this effect was issued by the UP government and the Railways has started preparations to implement the change.
The notification stated that the station’s name was changed following a “no-objection” given by the Ministry of Home Affairs in a letter dated November 24, 2021.
The MP of Jhansi, Anurag Sharma, asserted that it is a matter of pride for the people of Bundelkhand, adding that it will provide economic benefits to the region. He said, “The possibilities of tourism will increase here.”
Moreover, since Yogi Adityanath came to power, several other places have been renamed as well, including ‘Faizabad’ (which is now known as ‘Ayodhya’), ‘Allahabd’ became ‘Prayagraj’ and ‘Mughalsarai Railway Junction’ is now known as ‘Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction.’