New Delhi (Metro Rail News): The Delhi government’s naming committee decided to rename the Pragati Maidan metro station as Supreme Court metro station said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on New Year 2020 Eve i.e. Dec 31, 2019
The naming committee takes the decision to change the Name of Pragati Maidan metro station as Supreme Court metro station. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will now act on it he further Added.
It was likely to take DMRC around a month or so to incorporate the change in the station’s signboards, signages in platforms and other metro stations, inside trains and the audio tracks pertaining to announcements in both metro stations and inside trains said, Dy CM Manish Sisodia.
“The demand to rename Pragati Maidan metro station was taken by the Supreme Court in September 2019. We have followed the court’s directions,” Sisodia said.
The Pragati Maidan falls on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line that connects Dwarka sub-city with Noida and Vaishali.
A DMRC official later said, “Alteration of names is under the domain of the State Names Authority of the government of Delhi. Decisions taken by them are communicated to the DMRC, which accordingly takes up necessary action.” The Delhi government and the Centre are equal stakeholders in the metro services.
The committee in its meeting also decided to rename Mukarba Chowk and its flyover after Kargil war martyr Captain Vikram Batra and the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road as Acharya Sri Mahapragya Marg.
The Lajpat Nagar flyover will be named as Sri Jhoole Lal Setu flyover and the Shakti Nagar Chowk is to be renamed Bhagwan Mahavir Chowk, he said.
The naming committee was set up by the Delhi government in 2017.