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Rename Mumbai Central Rly station after Ambedkar: Athawale

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Friday demanded that Central railway station be renamed after icon

In a statement issued Friday, the of state for Social Justice and Empowerment said that he would soon meet Chief Minister and to submit this demand.

"Dr had spent a lot of time in and led several social movements conceptualised by him. It will be appropriate to name Central station after him," Athawale said.

"Dalits welcomed the renaming of Mumbai International Airport and after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. We would also be happy if Babasahebs name is given to Mumbai Central railway station," Athawale said.

Earlier in July this year, on Western Railway's was rechristened Prabhadevi.

The decision to change the name of Elphinstone Road station was approved by the Assembly on December 16, 2016.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 14:05 IST