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Updated on: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 04:04 PM IST

Renaming of Mumbai Central Railway Terminus as Nana Shankar Shet Terminus: Here's what Centre said

Mumbai Central | File

Mumbai Central | File

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The Centre on Tuesday said that the proposal along with the recommendation of Maharashtra government for renaming of Bombay Central Railway Terminus as Nana Shankar Shet Terminus was received in October 2020 and that a decision in this regard would be taken after due consideration of recommendation of various agencies and other factors.

Earlier in March, 2020, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government had approved the proposal to rename Bombay Central station to "Nana Shankarsheth Mumbai Central Railway Station".

In 2017, Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant in Lok Sabha had demanded that the Mumbai Central railway station should be renamed after Jagannath Shankar Seth for his contribution to the city and the growth of railways in its pioneering years.

Apart from Mumbai Central, Sawant also demanded Charni Road station be renamed as Girgaum, Elphinstone Road as Prabhadevi, Curry Road as Lalbaug and Sandhurst Road as Dongri.

Shankar Sheth also had made a major contribution towards the development of Mumbai. He was one of the founders of the School Society and the Native School of Bombay. He had contributed funds when Students’ Literary and Scientific Society first opened their girls’ schools, despite facing stiff opposition from few members of the Hindu community.

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Published on: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 04:04 PM IST
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