HYDERABAD: A post claiming Habib Ganj railway station in Bhopal has been renamed Maharaja Sindhuraj railway station is viral on social media. Habib Ganj is a railway station located in New Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


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Fact Check:

NewsMeter found that the claim is false.

We searched for various news reports by credible news organizations but found none.

Next, we found a June 29 report by Patrika that states that the claim of the station's name changing is just a rumor. The report states that when the matter reached Delhi, the Railway Ministry had to issue a rebuttal. Furthermore, Bhopal Division clarified that the name of the station has not changed.

Vishwas News, an independent fact check website, contacted West Central Railway's CPRO Rahul Jaipurian. Refuting the claim, he said this is fake news.

Fact Check: भोपाल के हबीबगंज रेलवे स्टेशन का नाम बदले जाने को लेकर वायरल हो रही यह पोस्ट फर्जी है (vishvasnews.com)

This is not the first time that the issue of the Habib Ganj station's name being changed has popped up. According to Dainik Jagran, a proposal to name Habib Ganj station after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was brought up, but no such official announcement has been made so far.

Evidently, it is clear that the claim of Habib Ganj railway station's name being changed is false.

Claim Review :   Habib Ganj railway station in Bhopal has been changed to Maharaja Sindhuraj railway station.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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