Maharashtra: Aurangabad airport to get Sambhaji’s name

The state cabinet has approved the proposal to name Aurangabad airport as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj airport. The proposal will be tabled in both the Houses of the legislature and will be sent to the civil aviation ministry. BJP had demanded that the government rename Aurangabad as Sambhaji Nagar.

The airport is situated in the Chikhalthana area of Aurangabad.

Industries minister Subhash Desai said the ruling MVA alliance is committed to fulfilling the promises made to the people of the state. BJP state president Chandrakant Patil had last week reiterated his party’s demand to rename Aurangabad with the Sena claiming that Balasaheb Thackeray had already done so 25 years ago.

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