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Maharashtra council passes resolution to rename seven Mumbai local train stations

Updated on: 09 July,2024 09:31 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The resolution, moved by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandrakant Patil, was adopted unanimously

Maharashtra council passes resolution to rename seven Mumbai local train stations

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The Maharashtra legislative council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution to rename seven Mumbai local train stations, reported the PTI.


According to the PTI, the Mahayuti government, comprising the Shiv Sena-led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, the BJP, and NCP led by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, will now submit the new names to the Union government for approval.


The resolution, moved by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandrakant Patil, was adopted unanimously.


The names of most of the stations on the Mumbai local train network are in English, and it has been argued that they carry a colonial legacy.

As per the resolution, Currey Road station will be renamed Lalbaug, Sandhurst Road as Dongri, Marine Lines as Mumbadevi, and Charni Road will be named as Girgaon, the news agency reported.

The renaming of Sandhurst Road will be effective on the Central Line as well as the Harbour Line.

Among other stations, Cotton Green station will be renamed Kalachowki, Dockyard Road as Mazgaon, and King's Circle as Tirthankar Parswanath.

Notably, Mumbai had witnessed such changes before, with iconic stations like Victoria Terminus (VT) renamed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Elphinstone Road to Prabhadevi, which adding to the momentum of embracing culturally resonant nomenclature for public spaces.

Meanwhile, the Leader of the Opposition in the council, Ambadas Danve, raised a question regarding renaming the airport in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar city, currently called Aurangabad airport.

However, Danve's demand for discussion was rejected by deputy chairperson Neelam Gorhe, stating the concerned minister could respond to his query later.

The Maharashtra government had previously changed the names of Aurangabad and Osmanabad districts in Marathwada region to Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Dharashiv, respectively.

Earlier, the Maharashtra Cabinet has approved renaming some of the Mumbai local train railway stations that currently carry names from the British colonial era.

Following clearance, Currey Road will be renamed Lalbaug, Sandhurst Road will become Dongri, and Marine Lines will be called Mumbadevi. Cotton Green would be renamed Kalachowki, Charni Road as Girgaon, Dockyard Road as Mazgaon, and King Circle as Tirthakar Parshivnath. 

The Cabinet had also proposed renaming the Mumbai Central Station as Nana Jagannath Shankarsheth Station, with a formal recommendation submitted to the Railways Ministry

(with PTI inputs)

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