Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, on Tuesday (August 3, 2021) informed that the Yogi Adityanath-led government has sent a proposal to the Centre to rename a railway station in Uttar Pradesh.
Nityanand Rai said that the Uttar Pradesh government has requested to rename the Jhansi railway station as ‘Veerangana Laxmibai railway station’.
The Minister of State for Home Affairs said that as per the laid down procedure, the comments of the concerned agencies have been sought and that further action will be taken after the views are received from all the agencies.
This is to be noted that the Union Home Ministry gives its consent to the change of name of any place or station after taking no-objections from the Ministry of Railways, Department of Posts and Survey of India.
These organisations have to confirm that there is no such town or village in their records with a name similar to the proposed name.
The renaming of a state requires an amendment of the Constitution with a simple majority in Parliament and changing the name of a village or town or station needs an executive order.