After a struggle of 11 years, Sunam residents have succeeded in getting their railway station renamed to Sunam Udham Singh Wala. Railway authorities issued a notification in this regard two days back.
The then state government had issued a notification on January 25, 2006 to change the name of the town to Sunam Udham Singh Wala, but did not follow up the matter with the Railways properly, causing considerable delay.
The name was changed to pay respect to martyr Udham Singh who belonged to the town.But when the state authorities failed to take up the matter with the Railways, residents started efforts for it in 2006.
When repeated requests of residents fell on deaf ears, Jatinder Jain, a local RTI activist, requested Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate HC Arora to file a PIL in November 2014. Read More…