Friday, November 05, 2021

Congress' Karan Singh Asks To Name New Jammu Airport Terminal After 'Maharaja Hari Singh'

Senior Congress leader Dr Karan Singh on Friday wrote to Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, to name new terminal building of Jammu Airport after Maharaja Hari Singh, his father and the last ruling king of the princely state of J&K.

In his letter to the LG, Singh stated, "As you know the Jammu airport was first constructed by my father Maharaja Hari Singh for his private plane and was used for several years. Now that the airport has been greatly extended and the new Terminal building is coming up, I feel it would be appropriate if the new building is called the Maharaja Hari Singh Terminal."

He added, "I wrote to the Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia who said that the request can be considered on the recommendation of the State Government, duly supported by a Resolution passed in the State Legislative Assembly. As we do not have a Assembly at present, perhaps you may like to make a recommendation to the Ministry. I am sure this will be greatly appreciated by the people of Jammu."

Meanwhile, on October 8, the J&K government approved the transfer of state land measuring over 900 Kanal in favour of Airport Authority of India (AAI) free of cost for the establishment of a new terminal at the Jammu Airport.

05/11/21 Swagata Banerjee/Republicworld

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