Modi government set to rename Indira Gandhi Airport, others

The terminals can be named after personalities like the state governor etc.

Modi government set to rename Indira Gandhi Airport, others

In yet another step which is set to bring heavy backlash to Mod government, it has decided to rename the airports like Indira Gandhi International Airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Kempegowda International Airport etc.

In an interview with The Indian Express, Union MoS for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said that the government is considering a proposal to rename all existing airports as well as future greenfield airports after the names of the respective cities and not after any personality. He said that the government is examining the proposal and a final decision will be taken in this regard soon.


Reports further quoted sources saying that the government is yet to make any official release in th matter and the decision is being taken in the light of the inconvenience of passengers and foreign tourists who are not familiar with the Indian personalities. The government will soon release a set of guidelines with regards to the renaming of airports after the respective cities where they are situated as soon as the proposal is cleared by the Union Cabinet.

However, the terminals can be named after personalities like the state governor etc.

Notably most Indian airports have been named after famous personalities like  the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for Mumbai, Indira Gandhi International Airport for Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow and the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

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