Renaming of these 8 Railway Stations in Mumbai to Eliminate British Legacy, Check details

Renaming of these 8 Railway Stations in Mumbai to Eliminate British Legacy, Check details

Renaming of these 8 Railway Stations in Mumbai to Eliminate British Legacy, Check details

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In a significant proposal, the Eknath Shinde government is set to deliberate on changing the British-era names of seven Mumbai suburban railway stations in the upcoming Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. 

The initiative, led by Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale, gained traction after discussions with Chief Minister Shinde. The proposal, which has received the CM’s approval, will be presented in the Cabinet meeting and, if approved, will be forwarded to the Central Government for the final endorsement. The move is part of an effort to address concerns about historical nomenclature in the lead-up to the Lok Sabha Polls.

The move aims to transform the identity of these stations and reflects an effort to pay homage to Mumbai’s cultural tapestry. One notable change is the renaming of Curry Road station to Lalbagh. The renaming of these railway stations is expected to contribute to the city’s evolving narrative and heritage.

The proposed name changes are as follows:

1. Mumbai Central – Proposed to be renamed after Jagannath Shankar Seth, commemorating the revered philanthropist’s contributions to the city’s growth and development.

2. Curry Road – Set to be rechristened as Lalbagh, paying homage to Mumbai’s vibrant cultural tapestry.

3. Sandhurst Road– Slated for a transformation into *Dongri*, reflecting the historic neighborhood’s significance in Mumbai’s socio-cultural fabric.

4. Marine Lines – Proposed to be renamed Mumba Devi, celebrating the city’s ancient patron goddess and symbolizing Mumbai’s spiritual essence.

5. Charni Road – Set to bear the name Girgaon, evoking the neighborhood’s rich history and cultural heritage.

6. Cotton Green – Scheduled for a change to Black Chowki, acknowledging the area’s historical importance and maritime legacy.

7. Dockyard Road – Envisioned to be renamed Mazgaon, honoring the locality’s maritime history and industrial legacy.

8. Kings Circle – Proposed to be renamed after Tirthankara Parshvanath, symbolizing the city’s reverence for its religious and philosophical roots

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