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Mamata names two Kolkata Metro stations after journalists

The stations at Science City and Chingrighata of the new Metro Railway line between Kavi Subhas in South 24 Parganas and Dum Dum airport in North 24 Parganas will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore Ghosh.

Two stations of the proposed new Kolkata Metro Railway line will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore Ghosh, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday, according to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).

"The stations at Science City and Chingrighata of the new Metro Railway line between Kavi Subhas in South 24 Parganas and Dum Dum airport in North 24 Parganas will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore Ghosh," said Banerjee at Salt Lake in the north-eastern fringes of the city.

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Founder-editor of Bengali newspaper Bartaman, Sengupta was a popular political critic. Ghosh was a celebrated Bengali writer and journalist, who became a senior editor of Bangla daily Anandabazar Patrika. He portrayed the agony of West Bengal during the Naxalite movement from 1969 to 1971, in sharp satire under his pen-name, Rupadarshi.

"We don't want be confined with the political boundaries. We always tried to give respects to the noted persons who had worked for the development of society. So to commemorate their lives and works we have decided to christen some of the stations on the names of the great persons," said Banerjee in her address after laying the foundation stone of the new Metro line.

She said: "There will be 24 new stations on the new Metro Railway route. We have christened some of the stations after great personalities of Bengal. The names of the other stations will be decided later."

Stations like Mukundapur, Bantala, Kalikapur and Ruby Hospital would be named after novelist and poet Jyotirindranath Nandi, emminent filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak, communist poet Sukanta Bhattacharjee and eminent singer Hemanta Mukhopadhyay. The station between Kavi Subhas and Mukundapur will be named after Satyajit Ray, said Banerjee. The City Centre station will be named after Titu Mir, a legendry revolutionary from Bengal who rebelled against the landlords and British rulers and put up an impressive armed resistance.

Date posted: February 7, 2011 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 201