Central government is considering a proposal to rename all existing airports as well as future greenfield airports after the names of the respective cities and not after any personality, The Indian Express reported.
According to the report, the government is examining the proposal and is expected to take a decision soon regarding the matter.
“Matter is under investigation. We are evaluating how best to deal with that issue,” Union MoS for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha was quoted by Indian Express as saying.
The new rule will led to the rechristening of major Indian airports as most of them are named after personalities, like the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for Mumbai, Indira Gandhi International Airport for Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in and the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.
The government sources quoted by Indian Express said that the decision was taken to avoid the inconvenience to the passengers and foreign tourists who are not familiar with the Indian personalities.
A new set of guidelines, with regards to the renaming of airports after the respective cities where they are situated, will be released soon.
According to the new rule, only the terminals of the airports can be named after personalities.