Maharashtra Renames Ahmednagar as ‘Ahilyanagar’

Maharashtra Cabinet has announced its decision Change name of Ahmednagar district As ‘Ahilya Nagar’, The name change is in honor of 18th century Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar,

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  • By whom was the proposal to change the name of Ahmednagar first announced? Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde In May 2023, at 298th birth anniversary Ahilyabai Holkar’s.
  • attended this event Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe PatilAnd BJP MLA Gopichand Padalkar,

BJP’s demand

  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) They were demanding to change the name of Ahmednagar district.
  • After this the name of Maharashtra was changed Aurangabad And Osmanabad As Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar And DharashivRespectively.

Other renaming decisions

  • The cabinet also announced the change of name seven railway stations In Mumbai, which had earlier names from the British era.

Approved changes include:

  • curry road two Lalbagh
  • Sandhurst Road Two Dongri
  • to sea lines Mumbadevi
  • to cotton green Kalachowki
  • to charni road Girgaon
  • Dockyard Road Mazgaon
  • to king circle Tirthakar Parshivnath

Mumbai Central Station is being renamed

  • The cabinet has decided to change the name Mumbai Central Station As Nana Jagannath Shankarsheth Station,
  • Its proposal has been sent to the Railway Ministry.

Maharashtra Bhavan in Srinagar

  • The cabinet has approved its purchase 2.5 acres of land in Srinagar, Jammu and KashmirTo construct a Maharashtra Bhavan there.
  • This proposal had already been made in the state budget during the last session of the Maharashtra Assembly.

Sagar Link Project

  • Maharashtra Cabinet has also approved its construction Sea link between Uttan (Bhayandar) and Virar (Palghar),

Renaming Ahmednagar to ‘Ahilyanagar’ is part of the state government’s efforts to honor historical figures and rename places of cultural and historical importance.

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