These 13 Airports Will Be Renamed; Aurangabad Airport Will Become Chhatrapati Sambhaji?
- A proposal was sent to the Central government which is about renaming thirteen airports. The cabinet is going to be making the decision about this issue.
- The Union minister said that ths proposal was sent to the Centre to rename the Aurangabad airport after the Maratha King Chhatrapati Sambhaji.
A proposal has been received by the Central government which is in regards to renaming around thirteen airports. The airports mentioned in the proposal include one in Aurangabad. The cabinet is going to be making the decision Dr. Bhagwat (Union Minister) stated. The Union minister arrived in Maharashtra, Aurangabad city on Wednesday and later said that a proposal was sent to the Centre in order to rename the Aurangabad airport after Chhatrapati Sambhaji – the Maratha King. Dr. Karad also stated that he has been looking over the issue regularly.
Statement given by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister
At the very least, thirteen Indian airports are to be renamed and the cabinet has to make the decision about renaming these airports. When Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was speaking at a virtual ceremony of an establishment in Aurangabad, he too stated that the legislators that go to the national capital must take up the issue of renaming airports and get it done.
Just a few days ago, Jyotiraditya M. Scindian – the Minister of Civil Aviation gave a written reply to a question in the Parliament stating that the government has been approved ‘in-principal’ to set up a total of 21 Greenfield Airports. This includes Mopa in Goa, Shirdi, Sindhudurg, Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, Kalaburagi, Hassan, Bijapur, Shimoga in Karnataka, Datia (Gwalior) in MP, Noida and Khushinagar in UP, Hirasar and Dholera in Gujrat, Karaikal in Puducherry, Bhogapuram, Dagadarthi and Oravakal in Andhra Pradesh, Pakyong in Sikkim, Durgapur in West Bengal, Kannur in Kerala and Hollongi (Itanagar) in Arunachal Pradesh. The airports have approval at Navi Mumbai, Mopa, Shirdi, Noida (Jewar), Hirasar, Dholera, Kannur, Bhogapuram and Khushinagar are international airports. The rest are domestic airports. Out of the twenty-one airports, eight of them have already been operationalized. These eight airports are – Pakyong, Durgapur, Sindhudurg, Shirdi, Kannur, Ovarakal, Kalaburagi, and Khushinagar.