It has finally been decided: Allahabad will be called Prayagraj from Today onward.
For Twitter it is an important journey from #Allahabad to #Prayagraj.
The change has been made after an all important cabinet meeting of UP Government today, informs Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddharth Nath.
Who knows, but it will surely increase engage people. Some will keep calling it Allahabad. Some more will ask what to write in their day to day Governmental and non-governmental forms, communications. I will keep calling it Allahabad… just like those who keep addressing it simply as…Prayag.
There will be some expenditure on changing the Government letter-heads, signboards and other communications. Records sitting on computers will need some updation as well. A few hundred crore will be spent on this important task in upcoming days and months.
Was the name change necessary? … Don’t know.
But if the UP Government sees it necessary, then it might be.
The next in line may be… #Kannauj to #Kanyakubj.
But the present UP Government must act fast: As there are too many cities in the state and a Government is elected for just 5 years.