To be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narender Modi on September 11, the international airport in SAS Nagar will be named as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport. This was stated by Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra while addressing mediapersons after a visit to the airport on Friday.
Chandumajra said, "We will do all it takes to name the airport as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport. The proposal is pending with the Centre and I will ensure it is cleared."
"The airport will be an asset and with its inauguration we have fulfilled the promise made to residents during elections. The UPA government had been stalling the project and had even failed to get relevant clearances from the defence ministry for the airport," he added.
The Punjab government had proposed that the international airport at SAS Nagar be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh as a tribute to the martyr and a resolution in this regard was also unanimously passed by the Punjab legislative assembly in 2012.