The Uttar Pradesh government has renamed the iconic Mughalsarai junction as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction. A notification in this regard, dated June 4, 2018, was released by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in UP.
A proposal to change the name of the railway station from Mughalsarai junction to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction was put forth by the Uttar Pradesh government in 2017 itself.
Uttar Pradesh government released notification stating that Mughal Sarai Junction has been renamed Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction. pic.twitter.com/SCr9Ide7o8
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The station has now been named after the Jan Sangh leader as he was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the junction on February 11, 1968.
The Uttar Pradesh government had in June 2017 decided to rename Mughalsarai Junction in Chandauli district after Upadhyaya. After the approval of the state cabinet, the proposal was forwarded to the Railway Ministry.
It was then sent to Raj Bhavan for the Governor's assent, which was given on Monday.
Mughalsarai is also the birth place of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
The railway station is reportedly the fourth busiest in the country, and was built during the British rule. It falls on the main line between Howrah and Delhi.