Ghaziabad contemplates a potential name change, the Corporation’s proposal and the subsequent decision by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath mark a crucial step in the city’s evolving identity. The three proposed names, Harnandi Nagar, Gaj Prastha, and Doodheshwernath Nagar, carry diverse cultural connotations, offering a glimpse into the city’s potential future.
Corporation mayor Sunita Dayal has announced the passing of a proposal to rename Ghaziabad, a city steeped in history and heritage. The decision comes with three intriguing options on the table – Harnandi Nagar, Gaj Prastha, and Doodheshwernath Nagar.
Mayor Sunita Dayal revealed that the proposal to change the name of Ghaziabad received overwhelming support from the council. It securing an absolute majority of councillors’ votes.
The final decision on Ghaziabad’s renaming rests in the hands of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Once the proposal and the suggested names are submitted to him. Then Adityanath will have the responsibility of making the ultimate choice.
While the Corporation’s approval and the Chief Minister’s decision are integral steps. It is essential to note that a change in the city’s name will ultimately necessitate the nod from the Central government. The renaming process involves a series of administrative and legal procedures.
Adding a layer of historical significance to the proposed names. The city officials highlight their connection to the Mahabharata. According to historical accounts present-day Ghaziabad was once a part of Hastinapur. Which is ancient city central to the Mahabharata epic. This connection aims to root the new names in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.