El­phin­stone Rd sta­tion to be re­named Prab­hadevi


Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Shailesh Gaik­wad

NAGPUR: The El­phin­stone Road rail­way sta­tion may soon be called Prab­hadevi, and the word ‘Ma­haraj’ may be added to the names of Mum­bai’s air­port and the cen­tral rail­ways’ ter­mi­nus.

On Fri­day, the Ma­ha­rash­tra Assem­bly unan­i­mously passed a res­o­lu­tion that made these rec­om­men­da­tions to the Cen­tral govern­ment.

The res­o­lu­tion was moved by chief min­is­terDeven­draFad­navis in the Assem­bly and got the sup­port of all par­ties. The state needs the Cen­tral govern­ment’s nod as both the air­port and rail­ways fall un­der it.

The Mum­bai air­port is called Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji In­ter­na­tional Air­port, while the cen­tral rail­way’s Mum­bai ter­mi­nus is called the Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ter­mi­nus.

The state’s min­is­ters said they want the word Ma­haraj added to these names as the Maratha war­rior king should be given re­spect when his name is men­tioned.

“The Ma­ha­rash­tra Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly hereby rec­om­mends to the Cen­tral Govern­ment to re­name the Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Mum­bai as Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ma­haraj In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Mum­bai,” read the res­o­lu­tion. The res­o­lu­tion to re­name El­phin­stone Road, CST and the Mum­bai air­port was moved by chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis in the Assem­bly, and was unan­i­mously passed

The same res­o­lu­tion also rec­om­mended that the Cen­tre to al­lows chang­ing the name of the Cen­tral Rail­way’s ter­mi­nus as Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ma­haraj Ter­mi­nus and re­name the El­phin­stone Road rail­way sta­tion on the western line as Prab­hadevi sta­tion.

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