Haveri rly station renamed Mahadevappa Mailara Railway station

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (PTI) The Karnataka government has
issued a notification, renaming Haveri Railway station as
Mahadevappa Mailara Railway Station.
It has been a long-standing demand of the public and
representatives from Haveri District to name the Haveri
station after Mahadevappa Mailara, a freedom fighter from the
district, South Western Railway said in a statement.
It said, at the age of 18, he accompanied Mahatma Gandhi
on the Dandi March. He sacrificed his life for the service of
society and liberation of the country and his courage had
inspired a large number of people, it said.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had given no objection to
changing the name of Haveri railway station as Mahadevappa
Mailara Railway Station on July 2 2019, the notification said.

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