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AVP activists write names of Mumbai local train stations in Urdu
Sunday February 23, 2014 12:17 PM, Hena Farhat,

After the railway department in Mumbai failed to act despite reminders as per the government order to write all railway station names in the Urdu language along with other languages, Awami Vikas Party (AVP) activists Saturday started doing the work themselves.

Urdu names of Mumbai railway stations

"As per the government order, it is binding on the railway department to write the names of stations in the Urdu language. However, despite our repeated pleas to do the task, the railway department did not respond. Hence, we have decided to do it ourselves", AVP President Shamsher Khan Pathan said while talking to

The Awami Vikas Party (AVP) had given demand letters to the concerned railway departments citing the government order to write names of railway stations in Urdu language. In its letters to the railways, the party had also threatened that party activists will do it on their own if the department failed to act on their demand within one month.

"More than one month has passed. But the railway department neither started the work nor responded to our pleas. Hence, we were left with no option but to write names on our own", he said.

"We are doing the work which the railway department failed to do despite there being clear government directives", he said.

The AVP adventure however invited the ire of the railway department with Mankhurd Railway police informing AVP president Pathan that a case has been filed against him and his party activists, and they should stop doing the work.

But, Pathan is adamant and said that the AVP activists will continue with their work and will stop only after names of all Mumbai railway stations are written in Urdu.

So far the AVP activists have added the names of local train stations in Urdu language on existing sign boards at Mankhurd, Kurla, Chembur, Shewri, Govandi, Tilak Nagar, Gurutej Bahadur Nagar and few other stations on the same line.

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