Agartala, June 29 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, the Tripura assembly Tuesday passed an unanimous resolution asking the civil aviation ministry to rename the Agartala airport after Rabindranath Tagore.
‘As a tribute to the great poet, who had visited Tripura seven times between 1899 and 1926, we propose to rename the Singerbhil Airport after Tagore,’ Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the house.
Earlier, Congress legislator Sudip Roy Barman moved the proposal saying that as part of the celebrations of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, the Agartala airport should be renamed after Tagore.
Sarkar supported the Congress proposal and it was passed unanimously.
The Agartala airport or Singerbhil Airport, administered by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), is located 15 km southeast from the capital city Agartala. It connects Agartala with New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati.