Mughalsarai turn saffron to becomes Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction

Mughalsarai: The century-old station Mughalsarai Junction railway station was touched up with saffron paint ahead of its renaming to RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction railway station.

The borders of the railway station are painted saffron at places and signboards with the new name being put up as part of the programme.

Pankaj Saxena, Divisional Railway Manager said, “A programme would be held in which the changed name of the station would be unveiled. The boards of other stations will also be changed. This is a historic moment for the railway.”

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the renaming ceremony on August 05.

In June last year, the Uttar Pradesh government headed by Adityanath had decided to rename Mughalsarai Junction in Chandauli district, the station, among the busiest in the country, after Upadhyaya, who was found dead here under mysterious circumstances on 11 February, 1968.