Railway Minister agrees to rename Mumbai Central station after philanthropist Jagannath Shankarsheth?


Railway Minister agrees to rename Mumbai Central station after philanthropist Jagannath Shankarsheth?

Could Mumbai’s famous landmark the Mumbai Central railway station be renamed to honour Jagannath Sunkershet the prolific businessman-turned-philanthropist of the nineteenth century Mumbai? Railways journalist and historian Rajendra B Aklekar writes in the Mid-Day that if the proposal to the effect is received by the Rail ministry from the Maharashtra government, the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has promised to look into it seriously.

BJP’s Mangal Prabhat Lodha who is the MLA from Mumbai’s Malabar Hill constituency told Mid-Day that he is now working on a proposal to the effect and will get it ready within the next ten days. He also informed that he has already spoken to the state’s transport minister Diwakar Raote who has also reportedly supported the initiative.  Read More

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