Railways wrote a letter to the government asking for the Sanskrit names of stations
Names of railway stations falling in Uttarakhand will now be written in Sanskrit instead of Urdu. Railway has issued its orders. In a letter to the state government, it has been requested to reveal the Sanskrit names of the stations through the District Magistrates.
Sanjay Gupta, MLA from Laksar assembly constituency in Haridwar district, raised the matter with the Railway Minister. In fact, according to the Railway Board’s rule, the names of the stations on the board at railway stations are recorded in the second official language of the respective state after English and Hindi.
While living in Uttar Pradesh, the names of the stations of Uttarakhand were also running in Urdu, the second official language. In the year 2010, Sanskrit got the status of the second official language of Uttarakhand. But till then neither the railway department, state government nor any other attention went towards this.
Laksar (Haridwar) MLA Sanjay Gupta wrote a letter in this regard to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal two months ago and requested to write the names of stations in Uttarakhand in Sanskrit. The Railway Minister took cognizance of this.
This was discussed in the meeting held in the Moradabad division on 26 December 2019. Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Moradabad Railway Division Rekha Sharma said that a letter has been sent to the Uttarakhand government in this regard.
In the letter, it has been requested to spell out the Sanskrit name of the stations falling in Uttarakhand through the District Magistrates. As soon as the spelling of the name is found, the names will be written in Sanskrit at the stations. Laksar MLA Sanjay Gupta has thanked Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.