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Cabinet approves renaming of Agartala airport as Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport

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The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for renaming the Agartala Airport in Tripura as Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, Agartala.
 
The decision comes in the wake of the long pending demand of people of Tripura as well as the Tripura Government for paying tribute to Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore, an enlightened and benevolent ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Tripura.
 
Incidentally, the Agartala airport was constructed in 1942 on the land donated by the Maharaja, who had ascended the throne in 1923.
 
As a visionary ruler, who had travelled extensively across the globe, he took several steps for the all-round development of Tripura. Due to his initiative, the airport was built which has evolved as the second busiest airport in the North East and provides crucial air connectivity to Tripura.
 
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