Varanasi, July 14: After much controversy, the Mughalsarai Railway Station has officially been renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction. The iconic railway station which is situated in Uttar Pradesh’s Chandauli district now has a new sign board which has been put up at the main board of the railway station.

The largest Railway marshaling yard in Asia, Mughalsarai Railway station’s name has been changed in honour of Jan Sangh leader Deen Dayal Upadhayay after UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath requested to rename the station. The UP government put up the proposal to rename the railway station on the birth anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay last year. The central government had approved the renaming of the same at the behest of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Despite stiff protests by the opposition, the central government cleared the state government’s proposal last year itself.

The state government had in June last year decided to rename Mughalsarai Junction after Upadhyay, who was found dead near the station in mysterious circumstances in the year 1968.