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Monday, 17 July 2017

Mumbai's CST is now 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus', railway code remains unchanged

Mumbai: Mumbai's iconic railway station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus has been rechristened with addition of an honorific 'Maharaj' after 'Shivaji' in its old name.

The British-era landmark, which was Victoria Terminus before it was named after the Maratha warrior king a couple of decades back, will now be known as "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai."

Elaborating on the code remaining unchanged, the CR's chief PRO Sunil Udasi said the code does not always match with the phonetics of the station name.

"For example, Ballarshah railway station's code is BPQ. It is not for public usage, but for railway's data coding, processing and PRS records. Bangalore city is SBC. There is no S in the name, but it is there in the code. So a code does not necessarily be the same as phonetic name," Udasi said adding codes rarely change.

Another example of this is Bombay Central station, which was renamed as Mumbai Central, though its code was not changed from BCT to MCT, he said.

"Necessary corrections should be made in the alphabetical list of railway stations in India," it further reads.


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