Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Union Cabinet approves renaming of Agartala airport

Guwahati: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to rename the Agartala airport in Tripura as ‘Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, after the last princely ruler of Tripura. This was one of the promises the BJP had made before
the assembly election last February.
This was also one of the decisions taken at the first meeting of the council of ministers of the BJP-led alliance government in the state.
Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore, who ascended the throne of the erstwhile Tripura Princely State in 1923, was an enlightened and benevolent ruler. Agartala Airport was constructed in 1942 on the land donated by Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore.
04/07/18 Prabin Kalita/Times of India