Tripura: Cabinet approves renaming of Agartala airport as Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport
AGARTALA, July 4, 2018: On 4th July, the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved renaming Agartala Airport in Tripura as 'Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport.
The long pending decision came in the wake of people, who were demanding to rename it as well as the Tripura Government for paying tribute to Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore.
Agartala Airport was constructed in 1942 on the land donated by Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore. As a visionary ruler, who had traveled extensively across the globe, he took several steps for the all-round development of Tripura.
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