Friday, September 18, 2015

Name Game: Delhi IGI Airport to be renamed Mahatma Gandhi International Airport?

New Delhi: You may take off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and return to the Mahatma Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, if a legacy battle now being fought on the ground vaults into the skies.

Unlike in the cases of the erstwhile Aurangzeb Road in the capital and the postage stamps bearing the names of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, no decision has been taken yet to rename the Delhi airport.

But the Union civil aviation ministry is examining proposals to rename several airports across the country, including the Indira Gandhi International airport in the capital.
A BJP general secretary, Anil Jain, has moved a recommendation that says the Delhi airport, the country's busiest, should be renamed after the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
18/09/15 Sumi Sukanya and Sanjay K. Jha/ABP Live
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