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London Underground station gets signage in Bengali to honor culture. Mamata Banerjee reacts

London Tube Rail’s Whitechapel station is ready for Bengali signage.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reacted to the decision to include Bengali language signs at London Underground stations.

For the first time, an underground station in London is now ready to receive signage in Bengali. The English sign at Whitechapel station has been accompanied by signs in Bengali to commemorate the rich cultural heritage of the large population of Bengali speakers residing there.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shared a tweet to celebrate the “victory of Bengali culture and heritage”. “Proud to note that the London Tube Rail has accepted Bengali as a signaling language at Whitechapel Station, signifying the growing global importance and strength of the 1000-year-old Bengali language,” reads the tweet shared by the chief minister.


The panels were laid out and funded by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs. In a tweet, Biggs shared photos of the new Bangla panels and thanked London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his help in the campaign.

“Glad to see bilingual signs now installed at Whitechapel station – in English and Bengali – funded by @TowerHamletsNow. Thank you to everyone who worked on this campaign with us, and to @SadiqKhan for helping us make it happen “, he wrote.

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