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Faizabad Railway Station To Be Renamed Ayodhya Cantt: UP CM Adityanath

The announcement comes just months before the state goes to polls.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP has decided to rename the Faizabad Railway Junction as Ayodhya Cantt.</p><p><br></p></div>
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The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to rename the Faizabad Railway Junction as Ayodhya Cantt.

"Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken the decision to rename Faizabad railway junction as Ayodhya Cantt," the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted on 23 October.

The announcement comes just months before the state goes to polls.

A notification to announce the official change will be issued soon after approval from the central government.

The development comes nearly three years after the Uttar Pradesh government renamed Faizabad district as Ayodhya, in 2018.

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The Aligarh district panchayat had earlier sent a proposal to the UP government, demanding a change in the name of the city to 'Harigarh'.

Another proposal to rename Firozabad district to Chandra Nagar had also surfaced.

Earlier, the BJP government had renamed Allahabad to Prayagraj and Mughalsarai railway junction to Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction.

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