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Maharashtra minister meets Jyotiraditya Scindia, urges him to speed up name changing process of Aurangabad airport

Subhash Desai also sought clearance for the installation of a statue of Shivaji at the entrance of the airport.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: May 17, 2022 5:38:53 pm
In March 2020, the MVA government had cleared a proposal to rename the Aurangabad airport as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport.

Maharashtra Industry Minister Subhash Desai Tuesday met Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia urging the Centre to expedite the renaming of the Aurangabad airport after Chhatrapati Sambhaji.

Desai also sought clearance for the installation of a statue of Shivaji at the entrance of the airport. In March 2020, the MVA government had cleared a proposal to rename the Aurangabad airport as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport. However, this is yet to get the go-ahead from the Centre.

Earlier, talking during a Town Hall at the office of Indian Express, Desai had said, “It was Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray who had renamed Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar. The move has been welcomed by the common people who refer to the city as Sambhaji Nagar even without the government officially renaming it. We have also approved a resolution to name the Aurangabad airport after Chhatrapti Sambhaji. We are following it up with the Aviation Ministry. Soon, we will meet Mr Jyotiraditya Scindia (Union minister) and request him to officially announce it. The renaming of Aurangabad is on our agenda and it will happen soon. Even the Congress will support it.”

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