Chennai Central to be renamed after MGR: Modi

While addressing a rally in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, Modi said, "We have decided to rename the Chennai Central Station after the great MG Ramachandran. We are also seriously thinking about ensuring that flights to and from Tamil Nadu have in-flight announcements in the Tamil language". (Image: ANI/Twitter)

The historic Chennai Central Railway station will be named after legendary actor and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday.

He also said the Union Government was “seriously thinking” about making in-flight announcements in Tamil on flights that take off from and land in Tamil Nadu.

“I am happy to share two things with you. We have decided to re-name the Chennai Central Station after the great MGR. We are also seriously thinking about ensuring that flights to and from Tamil Nadu have in-flight announcements in the Tamil language,” Modi said, addressing a public meeting organised by the AIADMK-BJP-PMK alliance.

Through the announcement, Modi has fulfilled one of the major demands of the AIADMK government led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. The government had recommended naming of Central station after MGR and conferring of Bharat Ratna to its leaders C N Annadurai and J Jayalalithaa.

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But on Wednesday, Modi kept quiet about the other two demands. Making announcements in Tamil has been a major demand of the people of Tamil Nadu for long.
 

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