This Article is From Apr 30, 2015

Central Government Approves Name Change of Bangalore City Railway Station

New Delhi: The Centre today approved the name change of the Bangalore city railway station as 'Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna' railway station.

The decision came following a request of the Karnataka government, which sought the name change of the railway station.

In September 2014, the central government had cleared renaming 12 cities and towns of the state including Belgaum as Belagavi and Bangalore as Bengaluru.

The other cities and towns whose names were changed then include Mangalore (to Mangaluru), Bellary (to Ballari), Bijapur (to Vijapura), Chikmagalur (to Chikkamagaluru), Gulbarga (to Kalaburagi), Mysore (to Mysure), Hospet (to Hosapete), Shimoga (to Shivamogga), Hubli (to Hubballi) and Tumkur (to Tumakuru).

In its latest order, the Home Ministry has also approved the changing of name of village 'Khamkeria' as 'Kupuhe' in Dimapur district in Nagaland.