Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government has written to the Centre to rename Bhopal’s Habibganj railway station after the tribal queen, Rani Kamlapati
Madhya Pradesh Government
Vallabh Bhavan, Bhopal
Bhopal, dated 12/11/2021
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Sub: Regarding the renaming of Habibganj Railway station as Rani Kamalapati railway station.
With refeference to the above subject it is stated that the Government of India has redeveloped the Habibganj Railway Station in Bhopal at a cost of Rs. 100 crore. This project will be dedicated to the people by the Prime Minister on 15 November 2021.
It is noteworthy that the Government of India has decided to celebrate 15th November – the birth anniversary of Lord Birsa Munda as”Tribal Pride Day” and notification in this regard has been issued.
In the 16th Century, the Bhopal region was ruled by the Gond rulers. It is believed that at that time Gond King Suraj Singh Shah’s son Nizamshah was married to the tribal queen Kamalapati who had spent her whole life fighting invaders with valour and bravery.
To keep the memory of the Gond Queen Kamalapati alive and to be grateful for her sacrifice, it has been decided to rename Habibganj Railway Station as Rani Kamlapati Railway Station on the occasion of the “Tribal Pride Day” on 15 November 2020.
It is requested to take immediate action to rename the Habibganj Railway Station as Rani Kamlapati Railway Station.
Govenment of Madhya Pradesh
Copy to Chaiman Railway Board, fo necessary action
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