Attari station renamed as "Attari Sham Singh" railway station

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 19, 2015 18:26 IST

Punjab government on Tuesday said it has renamed Attari railway station in Amritsar as "Attari Sham Singh" railway station in a tribute to the great Sikh General.

The railway station was renamed after General Sham Singh Attariwala who joined the Sikh military in 1817 and during the Afghan-Sikh wars, he participated in the Battle of Attock, Battle of Multan, Battle of Peshawar and the 1819 Kashmir expedition, an official spokesman said.

The name of the railways station was changed by the state government after getting no objection from Government of
India, he said.

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