Friday, January 08, 2016

Airports To Be Named After Cities, Not Personalities. Finally.

Airports of the future may no longer be named after national heroes, but the cities they are built in. This, sources said, is likely to be the Narendra Modi government's decision in the wake of the controversy over the naming of a new terminal at Chandigarh airport.

Terminals within the airports, though, can be named after freedom fighters, sources said.

Currently a chunk of India's airports are named after national heroes  and political leaders -- including Delhi's Indira Gandhi International,  Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International, Bangalore's Kempegowda International and Lucknow's Chaudhury Charan Singh International.

A source said the move is meant to avoid controversy over the naming of the airports.

Lately, one brewed over a new terminal of the Chandigarh airport, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated on September 11.

The Punjab government wanted it to be named after Bhagat Singh. But Haryana's BJP government wanted it to be named after a party leader and RSS functionary, Mangal Sein.
07/01/16 Akhilesh Sharma and Anand Kumar Patel/NDTV

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline