After Changing Names Of Allahabad’s Stations, Indian Railways Renames The Division As Prayagraj Division

After Changing Names Of Allahabad’s Stations, Indian Railways Renames The Division As Prayagraj DivisionUnion Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal

The Indian Railways has officially renamed it's Allahabad Division as the Prayagraj Division with immediate effect via a notification on Saturday (22 February), reports Livemint.

Along with the change of name of the Allahabad Division, the Indian railways has also notified the change of names of the Allahabad City (ALY) and Prayag Ghat (PYG) railway stations to Prayagraj Rambag (PRRB), and Prayagraj Sangam (PYGS).

It should be noted that earlier this week, the Railways had already communicated the change of names of a number of stations. As per the announcement, apart from the two aforementioned railway stations, Allahabad Junction will now be known as Prayagraj Junction and Allahabad Chhioki will now be known as Prayagraj Chheoki.

Announcing the decision taken by the union government and the state government of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal had tweeted that the decision would bring back the identity of the ancient city.