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UP’s Jhansi Railway Station Renamed As ‘Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station’; Road Named ‘Narendra Modi Marg’ Inaugurated in Sikkim

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister(CM) of Uttar Pradesh(UP) has announced that the government of UP has renamed the Jhansi Railway Station, in Jhansi, UP as “Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station” after Rani Laxmibai, the Maharani consort of the Maratha princely state of Jhansi.

  • The notification of the renaming was issued by the UP Government following the no objection given by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 24th November 2021.

Establishments renamed during CM Adityanath’s tenure:

i.In 2018, the Mughalsarai junction was renamed as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction after RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

ii.In November 2021, the Faizabad (FD) Railway Station in Lucknow Division of Northern Railway was renamed as Ayodhya Cantt.

iii.The districts of Faizabad and Allahabad have been renamed as Ayodhya and Prayagraj, respectively.

Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad Inaugurated ‘Narendra Modi Marg’, Road Named After PM Modi

Ganga Prasad, Governor of Sikkim has inaugurated the “Narendra Modi Marg”, a road named after Prime Minister(PM) Narendra Modi. The Narendra Modi Marg is the 2nd road connecting the Tsomgo lake and Nathula border pass with Gangtok, Sikkim.

The older route is called Jawaharlal Nehru Road.

About the Road:

i.The 19.52 km long alternative double-lane road at 51 Kyongnosla Gram Panchayat Unit (GPU)

ii.The road constructed by the Border Roads Organisation(BRO) has reduced the distance between Gangtok and Tsomgo lake by 15 km.

Background:

i.The proposal to rename the road after PM Modi was unanimously passed in the Gram Sabha on 20th December 2021.

ii.The road has been renamed as a gesture of gratitude to the PM who enabled the availability of free vaccines and ration amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the way he handled the Doklam issue (border standoff with China) and provided protection to people in this border region.

Recent Related News:

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government renamed the movement in the history of India’s freedom struggle, the ‘Kakori Kand’ to ‘Kakori Train action’.The word ‘Kand’ means conspiracy which denotes a sense of humiliation to the freedom struggle movement, so the word “kand” will be changed to action.

About Uttar Pradesh:

Governor– Anandiben Patel
Capital– Lucknow
Stadium– Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium; Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Sports stadium





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