Tracks cleared for ‘Prabhadevi’ station
Mumbai: The decks have been cleared for renaming Elphinstone Road station as Prabhadevi. The Railway Ministry has given its no-objection certificate (NOC) to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) after the latter, as per protocol, asked the railways if it had any objections to the change of name. The name-change proposal was passed on December 16 last year, at the winter session of the Maharashtra Assembly in Nagpur.
As per the rules for name changes, laid down by the Union government way back in 1953, the state government had sent the Assembly proposal to the MHA since the rules make it compulsory for states to obtain the MHA’s permission before changing the name of a place. The MHA, on its part, asks for the opinion o
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f the ministry under whose jurisdiction the object of the name change falls. In this case, since it is a railway station, the onus for the all-clear fell on the railways.
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