To add ‘Maharaj’, Maharashtra Cabinet renames Mumbai airport, CST

The Maharashtra Cabinet has also decided to rename the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. It was earlier Victoria Terminus.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 8, 2016 12:31 pm
The move comes barely a month before Mumbai goes to polls. The move comes barely a month before Mumbai goes to polls.

The Maharashtra cabinet on Thursday renamed the Mumbai international airport from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The cabinet’s reasoning behind the decision was that the Maratha warrior king deserved more respect.

The Cabinet has also decided to rename the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. It was earlier Victoria Terminus.

Interestingly, the move by the Maharashtra Cabinet comes barely a month before Mumbai goes to civic body polls.

More details are awaited.

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    neetu
    Feb 10, 2017 at 9:41 am
    It seems these politicians have no other work to do other than renaming places and wasting people's money. They will not invest their time in the welfare of people who has elected them than to do all nosense things.
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      anonymous
      Dec 8, 2016 at 8:05 am
      All irrelevant things are done. Stupid and most childish decisions these are.
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        Pratik
        Dec 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm
        Why every non marathi -a- is having problem with this renaming...
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          Preeps
          Dec 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm
          We have a lot better things to do than just renaming every place... Are u saying no work is left than this??? With due respect, it nothing to do with the renaming, but the time and money (that is ours) that is being used in this!!!
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            Ajay
            Dec 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm
            And what more to add .. even this is less respectful.... Is it more respect or ideny politics.... Or ideny crisis.. . Is not that a person known by the deeds and not the adjectives. .. is not a person known by the lifestyles of its followers...
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              jj
              Dec 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm
              and the marathis who have problem with this are a * s as well? What a moronic comment of yours
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                jj
                Dec 8, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                You can see how people can easily be misled.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Do people not understand how much time and money (yes your money) was wasted trying to get this decision to be agreed and implemented. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That is the time and money lost to discuss and implement some actually useful things - think where this country is in terms of poverty, education, health, infrastructure, and then think do the politicians need to waste any more time on name changing.
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                  avi
                  Dec 8, 2016 at 7:09 am
                  What is in a name ???
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                    Easwaran Sarma
                    Dec 8, 2016 at 8:10 am
                    CM of maharashtra has no work. but to do ic things and spend govt money
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