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Coimbatore MP wants inquiry on misspelling station name in Tamil

- April 29, 2022

Chennai, April 29 (BPNS)

Member of Parliament from Coimbatore and senior leader of CPM, P.R. Natarajan has called for a detailed inquiry into the misspelling of the name of Coimbatore station in Tamil. The MP said that he has already written a letter to the Union Railway minister regarding the same and wanted an immediate intervention in the matter. The boards installed at the rear end of the station and at the parcel office read,’ Koyamputhur’ instead of Coimbatore.

Natarajan while speaking to BPNS said, “ The Railways has to answer this as the name Coimbatore is spelled as ‘Koyamputhur’ in Tamil which is factually wrong. I have taken up the matter with the Union Railways minister and expect a response soon.”

He said that the Railway officials must use the name as per the Tamil Nadu government guidelines. The senior leader also said that it has to be seen whether the Railway officials have done it deliberately or not.

B. Mohanraj, Secretary, Pollachi train passenger welfare association while speaking to BPNS said, “ This is indeed a major mistake and Railways should not have committed such an error. The Coimbatore Railway station officials must themselves make the correction as early as possible and not wait for higher-ups to clear this.”

He also said that the mistake might have been due to the presence of a large number of people from Kerala who are working at Coimbatore railway station as they spell it as Koyamputhur. It is to be noted that the Coimbatore railway station was earlier under the Palakkad Railway division in Kerala.