Sanskrit to replace Urdu on Uttarakhand Railway Stations
New Delhi : The name of Railway stations in Uttarakhand will now be written in Sanskrit instead of Urdu, said the Railway authorities.
According to the Railway manual, the names of the Railway stations should be written in Hindi, English and the second language of the state. For Uttarakhand, the second language is Sanskrit.
"It was pointed out to us recently that Sanskrit is the second language of Uttarakhand. Hence, names of railway stations should be in Sanskrit too. However, it is a daunting task for us to know how the names of cities will be written in Sanskrit," the Times of India quoted Rekha Sharma, senior divisional commercial manager (DCM), as saying.
In 2010, Uttarakhand has become the second state in India to make Sanskrit as their second official language. MHRD minister Ramesh Pokriyal Nishank was the CM at that time.
Urdu was used on signboard when Uttarakhand was part of UP where Urdu is the second language.
Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Laksar, Raiwala, Doiwala, Rishikesh will now be written in Sanskrit, instead of Urdu.