The Uttar Pradesh government, headed by Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday decided to rename the Mughalsarai railway station after Jan Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
The state government will now send the proposal to the Ministry of Railways for its approval.
The BJP is celebrating the birth centenary of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and the party will be holding a major event on September 25.
The state cabinet also decided that Nagla Chandrabhan, the birth place of the late leader in Mathura, would be developed as a tourist centre.
Health Minister Siddharthanath Singh told media persons that the cabinet also decided to establish Deendayal Research Foundations at all state universities and to institute prizes in his name for meritorious students.
(With IANS inputs)