The Madhya Pradesh government has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs about renaming the recently redeveloped Habibganj station after Rani Kamlapati, the 18th Century Gond queen of the region.
Importantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on November 15, unveil the totally revamped world class Habibganj railway station (first railway station to have been modernised on PPP model at Rs 100 crore cost).
The state government sent to the union home secretary a proposal on Friday for renaming the Habiganj railway station after the Gond Queen. “Bhopal was ruled by Gond rulers in the 16th century and to keep intact the memory of Gond Queen Rani Kamalapati, it’s recommended to rename Habibganj railway station after Rani Kamlapati,” the recommendation sent by state transport department to the union home ministry read on Friday.
The union cabinet had on Tuesday decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of the country’s freedom struggle tribal icon Birsa Munda nationally as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.
The PM, besides unveiling the new look world class Habibganj railway station, will also grace the main event of the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas at Bhopal’s Jamboree Maidan on Monday .