Ramlila Maiden may be renamed after Vajpayee

New Delhi: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has proposed that the city's Ramlila Maidan be renamed after former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee.

Vajpayee passed away at the age of 93 on 16 August after being under the medical care of a team of doctors at AIIMS.

There was a national outpouring of grief with messages of condolences coming in from the international community as well. Now, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has expressed a desire to honour the iconic leader.

The iconic Ramlila Maidan has been the home for the annual Ramlila and has also played host to numerous political rallies, meetings, festivals and entertainment events.

Vajpayee, a superb orator, drew massive crowds at the grounds each time he visited here.

There are several similar moves to pay tribute to the BJP stalwart who became the country's 10th Prime Minister.

For instance, the Jharkhand government has proposed to rename several places in the state to honour Vajpayee.

Here are the places which will be renamed:

Under the Health Care and Family Welfare Department, Medical College Palamu will be renamed as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College, Palamu.

Under Transport (Civil Aviation) Dept. Jharkhand and Shipping Ministry Government of India, Sahibganj Harbour will be renamed as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Harbour Sahibganj.

Under the Transport Dept. Jharkhand and Civil Aviation, Government of India, it has been recommended that the under-construction Deoghar Airport is named as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Airport Deoghar.

Under High Technical Education and Skill Department, Professional College Jamshedpur is renamed as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Professional College Jamshedpur. Under Urban Development and Housing Department (under construction) Convention Centre Ranchi is to be renamed as Atal Convention Centre Ranchi.

Under IT and Governance Dept. Jharkhand Innovation Lab will be renamed as Atal Innovation Live. The 8-lane road from GOI Building to Kako Math in Dhanbad district will be named as Atal Marg. It is to be noted that the 20-kilometre long stretch worth Rs. 413 crore will be constructed in collaboration with World Bank.


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