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This is the Station in India Without Name!


This is the Station in India Without Name!

There was a lot of controversy recently about the renaming of Mughalsarai railway station in Uttar Pradesh. However, the Central Government changed the name of this station from Mughalsarai to Pandit Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Junction. There are more than seven thousand railway stations in India. Almost all stations have names and codes. But do you know that there is also a railway station which has no name. You might think we are joking, but it is not. There is a railway station in West Bengal which has no name.

Photo: Sujata Mehera


This railway station is located at a distance of about 35 km from Bardhaman in West Bengal. This railway station is situated between two villages Raina and Rainagarh. The story of its nameless existence goes back to a dispute of jurisdiction between present day ‘Raina’ and erstwhile ‘Rainagar’ station.

The yellow-coloured empty signboard on either side of the platform bears testimony to the fight between the locals of two villages – Rainagar and Raina.

This station located on the railway station Bankura-Massagram rail line was known as Rainagarh. But soon the people of Raina village did not like this thing and a quarrel started between the two villages over the name of the station. The building of this station was constructed on the land of Raina village, so the people of the village believed that Raina should be the name.

The ‘quarrel’ has reached the Railway Board regarding the name of the station. After the quarrel, the Indian Railways removed the name of the station from all the sign boards installed here, due to which the passengers coming from outside have to face a lot of trouble. Due to anonymity, passengers have to ask other people about it. As the quarrel does not end, the railway still issues tickets for the station from its old name, Rainagarh. People of both villages can tell when the ongoing dispute over the name of the station will end.

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