Govt to rename Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport after Mahatma Gandhi?

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New Delhi, Sept 19: 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 (IGI) in New Delhi.

According to a report in The Telegraph India, IGI will be renamed as Mahatma Gandhi International Airport.

Govt to rename Delhi's IGI airport?

The Union civil aviation ministry is examining proposals over the same, though no official announcement has been made.

It is being said that Government is contemplating to change names of various other airports the across country along with IGI which is one of the busiest airport in the country. Recently, the BJP general secretary, Anil Jain, has moved a recommendation over the same.

Report says that various suggestions have been received from State Government and RSS leaders to change the name of various airports. The name of the airports in Chandigarh, Kochi, Dehradun and Udaipur are to be changed.

"I have requested this as I feel Mahatma Gandhi is the biggest icon of the country and, therefore, the capital's airport should be named after him", Jain was quoted by the Telegraph.

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'.

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