Indira Gandhi International Airport to be Renamed

Days after Modi Government discontinued stamp on the name of former Prime Ministers, the Centre is now mulling to change the name of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The name of the Delhi’s airport was changed in 1986 as IGI after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Earlier it used to be called as ‘Palam airport’.

A few days back, BJP government decided to stop issuing the commemorative stamps that bore the face of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi on them. The furore that followed had barely subsided when this news cropped up.

Apparently, the government is planning to rename Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to Mahatma Gandhi International Airport. ABP news is reporting that “the Union civil aviation ministry is examining proposals to rename several airports across the country, including the Indira Gandhi International airport in the capital.”

But in the same report, junior civil aviation minister Mahesh Sharma has revealed that there has been no formal move for such a renaming.

It’s a sad thing that government is apparently spending too much time sorting out new names for old airports while aviation sector in the country is slowly emerging from the hardest times it has ever faced.

Well whatever be the name does it really matter to a passenger who is heading to the airport. Specifically one which boasts of the tag “World’s no1 airport”.

Via: India Times

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