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The "most modern" Habibganj railway station in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal has been renamed after the Gond queen Rani Kamalapati.

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 15, 2021 14:33 IST ]
  • During his visit to Madhya Pradesh today (November 15), Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Bhopal.
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    During his visit to Madhya Pradesh today (November 15), Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Bhopal.

  • The Madhya Pradesh government has issued a gazette notification stating that the changed name will be spelt at “Rani Kamalapati Railway Station.
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    The Madhya Pradesh government has issued a gazette notification stating that the changed name will be spelt at “Rani Kamalapati Railway Station.

  • The station, redeveloped in public private partnership (PPP) mode, has been designed as a green building with modern world class amenities which has also taken into account ease of mobility for ‘divyangjans’ (physically challenged). 
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    The station, redeveloped in public private partnership (PPP) mode, has been designed as a green building with modern world class amenities which has also taken into account ease of mobility for ‘divyangjans’ (physically challenged). 

  • The station is also developed as a hub for integrated multi-modal transport.
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    The station is also developed as a hub for integrated multi-modal transport.

  • The redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway station, named after brave and fearless Queen Kamalapati of the Gond kingdom, is the first world class railway station in Madhya Pradesh.
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    The redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway station, named after brave and fearless Queen Kamalapati of the Gond kingdom, is the first world class railway station in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Rani Kamlapati (or Kamlavati), the Gond queen of the region in the 18th century,  was the widow of Ginnorgarh's chief, Gond ruler Nizam Shah. 
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    Rani Kamlapati (or Kamlavati), the Gond queen of the region in the 18th century,  was the widow of Ginnorgarh's chief, Gond ruler Nizam Shah. 

  • Rani Kamalapati was one of Nizam Shah's seven wives and daughter of Chaudhari Kirpa-Ramchandra. Queen was well-known for her beauty and abilities and was often praised.
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    Rani Kamalapati was one of Nizam Shah's seven wives and daughter of Chaudhari Kirpa-Ramchandra. Queen was well-known for her beauty and abilities and was often praised.

  • According to reports, she built the seven-storey 'Kamlapati Palace', which presently serves as an ASI-protected monument and overlooks the Upper and Lower Lakes. 
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    According to reports, she built the seven-storey 'Kamlapati Palace', which presently serves as an ASI-protected monument and overlooks the Upper and Lower Lakes. 

  • The state's Public Relations Department shared a news clip on Twitter, saying that the station was built in 1905 and then it was known as Shahpur. It was named Habibganj station in 1979 when it was expanded.
 
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    The state's Public Relations Department shared a news clip on Twitter, saying that the station was built in 1905 and then it was known as Shahpur. It was named Habibganj station in 1979 when it was expanded.

     

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