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Mumbai's Elphinstone Road station renamed as 'Prabhadevi'

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Mumbai, July 19: Mumbai's Elphinstone Road station has been renamed as Prabhadevi station. Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division of Western Railway, announced that the new name will be effective from Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Mumbais Elphinstone Road station renamed as Prabhadevi

This railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway in Mumbai, India. It has 2 platforms, on which only slow trains halt. A footbridge links Prabhadevi to Parel station on the Central Line.

The station was originally called Elphinstone Road after Lord Elphinstone, the Governor of Bombay from 1853 to 1860. The Maharashtra Assembly passed a resolution on 16 December 2016 to rename the station as Prabhadevi. This renaming was first proposed by Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote in 1991. The name Prabhadevi comes from Hindu goddess Prabhavati Devi. A 12th century idol of the goddess is installed inside an 18th-century temple located near the station. The Union Home Ministry approved the Maharashtra Government's proposal on 6 May 2017.

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