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AP House approves renaming of Tirupati and Vijayawada airports

The Andhra Pradesh legislature on Tuesday passed resolutions urging the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to rename Tirupati and Vijayawada airports, after Lord Venkateswara and legendary Telugu actor N T Rama Rao, respectively.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2017 20:26 IST
The Andhra Pradesh legislature on Tuesday passed resolutions urging the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to rename Tirupati and Vijayawada airports.
The Andhra Pradesh legislature on Tuesday passed resolutions urging the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to rename Tirupati and Vijayawada airports.(Representative Photo)

The Andhra Pradesh legislature on Tuesday passed resolutions urging the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to rename Tirupati and Vijayawada airports, after Lord Venkateswara and legendary Telugu actor N T Rama Rao, respectively.

The resolutions to rename both the existing airports were moved, on behalf of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, first in the Legislative Assembly and later in the Legislative Council, and were approved unanimously.

In a resolution, the Andhra Pradesh government requested the Aviation Ministry to change the names of the Tirupati airport as Sri Venkateswara Airport, Tirupati, after the famous deity.

In another resolution, it wanted Vijayawada airport at Gannavaram renamed as Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Airport, Amaravati, after the legendary Telugu film star and former Chief Minister.

Since the Vijayawada airport is located in NTR’s home district Krishna, the government wanted it named after him.