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Future airports likely to be named after cities: Jayant Sinha

Names of existing airports need not be changed/ disturbed, he added

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Upcoming are likely to be named after the cities where they are located, the government said On Tuesday and ruled out any move to change names of existing

"... A consensus emerged that naming/ renaming of after different eminent personalities may create confusion among the travelling passengers and may also be contentious, at times, due to political nature of the requests," minister of state for civil aviation told the


In a written reply, he also said that in future, as a policy, the may be known by the name of the city, in which, they are located/ served.

"However, names of existing need not be changed/ disturbed," he added.

There are around 75 operational in the country and many of them are named after personalities, including political leaders.

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