Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday had posted a video of the newly renovated Manduadih Railway station, Varanasi of the Uttar Pradesh. The video which showcases the world-class facilities at the Manduadih Railway station has already gone viral.
वाराणसी का मंडुआडीह स्टेशन विश्वस्तरीय सुविधाओं के साथ अपनी स्वच्छता और सौंदर्यीकरण से यात्रियों को एक नया अनुभव प्रदान कर रहा है। काशी के प्राचीन वैभव को पुनः जीवित करता यह स्टेशन देश के सबसे सुंदर स्टेशनों में से एक बनने जा रहा है। pic.twitter.com/9FokKNgQHj
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 21, 2019
Manduadih railway station is one of the four Railway stations situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh under the North Eastern Railway Zone. Manduadih Railway station was built to handle the huge rush of passengers at Varanasi Junction. It has now been upgraded to a high class-facility and as a terminal station along with the Varanasi City Railway station to handle the increasing incoming traffic of trains to the Varanasi Junction. The fourth Railway station is known as Kashi Railway station.
The new Manduadih station has been revamped with world-class facilities of newly built platforms, high-class passenger waiting rooms, ticket booking counters, restaurants, toilets retiring rooms. The newly built structures at the Manduadih railway station symbolises the culture of Varanasi with the aspect of cleanliness is highly prioritised. The Manduadih railway station has eight platforms and currently, eight trains originate from the station.
According to the reports, the Union government has also planned to rename the revamped Manduadih station as ‘Banaras’ railway station. Union Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha has written a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath requesting him to consider the renaming of the Manduadih Railway Station.
“The name Manduadih doesn’t sound good and doesn’t connect with the legacy of Banaras,” a top railway official of Varanasi division was quoted as saying.
Varanasi, also called Banaras and Kashi, is the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Soon after Narendra Modi led NDA came to power, the historic city of Varanasi has come alive as massive development projects have been sanctioned to re-develop Kashi or Varanasi, one of the most important religious and revered sites for Hindus.
Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction at Mughalsarai is also located in suburban parts of Varanasi and it’s one of the important and busiest railway stations in the country and the fourth busiest railway junction in India.