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Centre nod for renaming of Mhow railway station after Ambedkar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The central government has given its nod for renaming Mhow railway station in Indore district of after as the Dalit icon was born there.

The Home Ministry has requested the state government to issue a Gazette notification in this regard, spelling the name accordingly in Devnagri (Hindi) and Roman (English) script.

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot had written to Home Minister and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu last year and in January this year, demanding that the name of Mhow railway station be changed to railway station.

Mhow was renamed as Dr Ambedkar Nagar in 2003.

First Published: Mon, July 04 2016. 21:22 IST