Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh): Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Ram Naik on Saturday approved the renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj with immediate effect.Also Read - Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav Likely To Contest UP Elections From Mainpuri's Karhal: Report

The government notification issued by the District Magistrate of Prayagraj, Suhas L.Y. read that the Naik has approved the change of name of the existing Allahabad district to Prayagraj district. Also Read - UP Election 2022: Zee Opinion Poll Out On UP Assembly Election 2022, Yogi Adityanath Stands Out To Be Top Choice Of UP Voters; Watch Video

“The name of the district has been approved by the governor under section 6, subdivision 2 of the Uttar Pradesh Revenue Code, 2006 (U.P. Act No.8 of 2012),” the notification read. Also Read - #ZeeOpinionPoll Finds 'UP Mey Toh Yogi Hai'; BJP To Win 245-267 Seats Against Samajwadi Party 125-148

The notification would not have any effect on the ongoing cases or legal proceedings in the court of law.

It has also been directed that all the official activities would now be carried out under the new name, Prayagraj.

On October 16, The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath formally rechristened the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj.