First we had seen an array of stations getting renamed (Railway stations and Airports) to Chatrapati Shivaji. Now, it is Jagannath Seth’s turn. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) wants to rename Grant Road to Jagannath Seth Station. Some excerpts from the article:
THE ruling party in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Shiv Sena, stonewalled its own proposal to rename Mumbai Central railway station to Jagannath Shankar Seth Railway Station. Their logic Ã¢â‚¬â€? not a single railway station in the city has the word Mumbai attached to it. Now, the Sena wants to rename Grant Road Station after Seth.
It took about a month-and-a-half for the Sena to realise that no other railway station has the word Mumbai. Dalvi told MiD DAY, “There was a proposal of renaming Mumbai Central but the same name has the identity of the city. So we dropped it after a discussion with (Shiv Sena executive president) Uddhav Thackeray.”
Dalvi further said, “Now we are contemplating a proposal to rename Grant Road Railway Station as Jagannath Shankar Seth Railway Station.”
I still do not understand, why there is any need to rename stations? Instead of wasting time in these kind of stupid things, why not find solutions for current problems?