Tit-Bit: Under its phase 3 of construction, Delhi Government has changed the names of 10 Metro Stations along with the seven proposed stations. This move comes after the recommendations of a committee formed by the Government for the renaming of metro stations.
Change in the names of three existing Metro Stations
As per the information from transport department, the names of three existing Metro Stations – Tughlakabad, Badrapur and Okhla have been changed and they will be known as Tughalakabad Station, Badrapur Border, and Harkesh Nagar Okhla respectively.
Names of Seven Proposed Metro Stations
The seven metro stations which are being built under Phase 3 are named/changed accordingly. The most noted stops like Shalimar Place will be known as Badli More and the Municipal Corporation station will be known as Najafgarh.
Also, Najafgrah Depot Station will be known as Nangli and the name of Ghevra will be known as Ghevra Metro Station.
Sir Vishweshwariah Moti Bagh
A proposed Metro station Moti Bagh, which is still in construction under Phase 3 will be known as Sir M Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh while South Campus station will be known as Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus.
This news of naming a Delhi Metro station after an eminent Engineer from Karnataka has brought a smile on every Kannadiga. This is indeed a great way of conveying respects to the greatest Engineer of the country and thereby keeping his name alive for many generations to come.
Quick Facts about Sir M V
– Sir M.V is a recipient of the Indian Republic’s highest honor, the Bharath Ratna, in 1955.
– Sir M.V’s birthday on September 15th is celebrated as National Engineer’s Day for his impeccable contributions to the Public good.
– He is greatly remembered for his magnificent work in the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara Lake and Dam in 1924. Today, it is the main source of water for irrigation and also the primary source of drinking water for several cities.
– Sir M.V’s contribution was not only confined to Karnataka but it has spread across the states. The way he brilliantly supervised the engineering work after the floods in Hyderabad or saving Vishakapatnam port from being eroded from the sea has no match at all.
Sir M.V is the pride of our Nation.
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