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Allahabad Renamed as ‘Prayagraj’; Rechristening of Railway Station, High Court Likely Soon
A day after the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet adopted a proposal to rename the historic city of Allahabad as Prayagraj, reports are doing rounds that other institutes that consists the name of the district will also be renamed soon. The proposal will now go to the Centre before the city is officially renamed.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Government spokesperson and Cabinet minister Siddhartha Nath Singh indicated that the names of Allahabad High Court and Allahabad Railway Station may also be changed soon. “There are some central institutes, organisations named after Allahabad… There is the high court, railway station… letters would be sent to them for the same and to take the process forward,” he told IE.
On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, while announcing the Cabinet decision, said, “Keeping in view the feelings and emotions of the people, Allahabad has been renamed Prayagraj by our government. Five hundred years ago the name of the place was Prayagraj as it is at the `Triveni Sangam’ (a confluence of three rivers).”