Jhansi railway stn is now ‘Virangana Lakshmibai’ station | Kanpur News


The new name was painted on the railway station board on Saturday

Jhansi: After waking up on the misty first day of 2022, people of Jhansi found the new name ‘Virangana Lakshmibai’ railway station written on the board in place of Jhansi railway station as well as on the main entrance of the station.
The station also got its new code abbreviation VGLB against the earlier one JHS. The new numerical code of the station is 13309727.
Constructed by the Britishers in late 1880, Jhansi railway station is an important junction connecting the north to the south of the country.
While the boards were being painted on the last day of the previous year on Friday, mixed reaction poured in from various sections of the society in which many people have expressed their dissatisfaction on the new name as the word Jhansi was missing in it.
A strong social media campaign has also started against the change of name while many social groups have submitted their memorandum to the district administration officials as well as to Jhansi MP, Anurag Sharma, requesting to add Jhansi to the new name.
Traders’ leader Rajiv Rai while opposing the new name said, “Both Jhansi and Rani Laxmibai bai are complementary to each other and hence by dropping the city’s name is an insult to Rani who got martyred for her city. All over the world she is famous as Rani Jhansi”.
Likewise, a social activist Neeti Shastri suggests adding the word Jhansi to the new name.
On the other hand, Anurag Sharma told TOI, “It is only the railway station whose name has been changed in the name of Rani while the division is still known as Jhansi division”.

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