Manduadih railway station, geared up with trendy amenities for passengers in addition to bodily challenged travellers, will now be often called Banaras railway station.
The Union residence ministry on Monday authorised the renaming of the several-decades-old railway station. North Japanese Railway (Varanasi division) public relations officer Ashok Kumar mentioned, “It’s the finest station in Varanasi division by way of amenities. It’s geared up with an air-conditioned lounge, world-class retiring room, digital chart facility, a cafeteria and meals plaza. Its structure is exclusive and appears like an airport.”
Kumar mentioned that the station can be geared up with particular amenities for differently-abled folks. A plan was envisaged for growing it as a satellite tv for pc station to lower the strain on Varanasi Cantt railway station.
Former union minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha took a eager curiosity in growing the railway station as one that’s geared up with all doable amenities for passengers. Thereafter, the station was utterly reworked two years in the past. Earlier, it had three platforms however now boasts of eight, and a lovely constructing. The transformation happened at an estimated price of Rs 37 crore.
Kumar mentioned that 21 pairs of mail and categorical trains and 5 pairs of passenger trains cross via the railway station on regular days. Additionally, eight pairs of mail categorical trains and two pairs of passenger trains originate and terminate on the station.
An official, who didn’t want to be quoted, mentioned that earlier than the 2019 common elections, then union minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha wrote a letter to chief minister Yogi Adityanath urging him to ponder over renaming of Manduadih station as Banaras. Throughout a speech at a programme, in Varanasi in 2019, the chief minister talked about Sinha’s letter and guaranteed him that he would contemplate it. However the course of couldn’t proceed additional attributable to elections. After the election, the method moved ahead.
BHU social sciences dean Kaushal Kishore Mishra mentioned, “Kashi is also referred to as Varanasi and Banaras. Within the historic metropolis, a railway station is called after Kashi. It is named Kashi railway station. One other station is called after Varanasi – Varanasi Cantt. A railway station named after Banaras was wanted for a very long time. Now it has occurred. It’s a good step.”
Banaras is well-known internationally however not as Manduadih. Subsequently, the renaming of the station was the necessity of the hour, Mishra mentioned and added that it’ll assist entice vacationers and promote tourism.