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Mughalsarai railway station renamed after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

By Deepika

The Mughalsarai railway station in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) station on Saturday.

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Upadhyaya was found dead under mysterious circumstances on a railway platform at Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, in 1968.

The proposal was given by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's cabinet in a bid to revive Upadhyaya's legacy.

The Centre, in early August, approved the proposal to rename the Mughalsarai railway station in Uttar Pradesh.

The move had earlier, led to an uproar in Parliament after several MPs including Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agarwal protested against the Centre's decision to give nod to renaming the junction after Upadhyay.

Mughalsarai junction, the fourth busiest railway station in the country, is located on the main Howrah-Delhi Grand Chord line. The station came into being in 1862 when East India Company linked Howrah to Delhi by rail.

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