The long term dispute regarding the issue of renaming one of the Hyderabad metro stations i.e. Balanagar metro stop, it has come to an end by our Telangana Chief Minister KCRgaru has approved it. A metro station between Miyapur to LB Nagar metro caridor near Musapet Y junction is named as Balanagar metro station by the HMR executives. But there has been lot of objections regarding the name of station from the beginning of the project. This controversy is because the Balanagar region is about 2 km’s away from the station. Now the construction work of the metro station is completed. This chourastha is called as Godrej chourastha in the past there was a Godrej industry near this chourastha. When this industry got closed, the chourastha is called as Y junction as it is in the shape of “Y”. At the same time Dr B.R Ambedkar statue has been erected here. On 24.05.2012 this place got named as Ambedkar Y Junction by the Congress Government in the Greater General Meeting on the request of Dalit community’s representatives. From that time the Dalit community’s representatives are requesting the state government regarding the issue of renaming the metro station as Ambedkar Y Junction station.
As the starting date of metro station has got finalized, the Dalit community’s representatives started a new moment regarding the naming issue and as a part of this from the last 15 days the representatives are submitting the documents regarding their issue to the corporates, MLA’s, MP’s and to all the leaders of government and also to the opposition leaders. On this issue MLA Madhavaram Krishna Rao took initiative and discussed it with CM KCR. On 31st October 2017 along with MLA, MP Malla Reddy, MLC Shambhipur Raju and others have suggested KCR together. CM KCR has responded positively on this issue and ordered to rename the Balanagar metro station as Ambedkar Y Junction. With the success of renaming the stations before the start of the station, there has been positive response from the public. The notice regarding the renaming of metro station will be issued by Thursday or Friday.
After Bangalore, Hyderabad is next
Metro Railway system is being run in major cities in the country. Naming of metro station after famous personalities are nowhere seen. For the first time in Bangalore city of Karnataka state the metro station named Vidhana soudha near Sampangi Ramnagar was renamed as Ambedkar metro station by the government. Recently in Mumbai also a proposal was raised to rename a station as Ambedkar metro station but it did not get along. Sociologists expressed their positive response regarding the renaming of one of Hyderabad metro station as Ambedkar metro station. One more special thing is that there is no station in HMR corridor was named after great personalities. All the existing stations are named by the region.