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Government to add ‘Maharaj’ to Mumbai airport name

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Published : Aug 31, 2018, 1:36 am IST
Updated : Aug 31, 2018, 1:36 am IST

Sources further said the Maharashtra Assembly had sent a resolution on this too.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

New Delhi: The “Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport” (CSIA) at Mumbai will soon be the “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given his approval to the proposal for the re-naming and the government is expected to soon issue a gazette notification on this, civil aviation ministry sources said on Thursday.

Mr Modi granted his approval after the aviation ministry sent the proposal to the PMO following the approval of civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu.

 

Mr. Prabhu said, “CSIA is now Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport.” Congratulations to the people of Maharashtra, the long pending demand is now fulfilled. I thank Prime Minister for the concern towards the sentiments of the people of Maharashtra.”

Ministry sources said, “Keeping in view the sentiments of the people of Maharashtra, the Mr Prabhu proposed to add ‘Maharaj’ (King).”

Sources further said the Maharashtra Assembly had sent a resolution on this too.

Tags: narendra modi, suresh prabhu, aviation ministry, csia