TN passes resolution to name Chennai's new airport terminal after MGR

Our Bureau | | Updated on: Apr 15, 2013

The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution urging the Centre to name the second domestic terminal at the Chennai airport after the former Chief Minister, M.G. Ramachandran.

The Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa moved the resolution in the Assembly.

Just as the international terminal is named after the Late C.N. Annadurai and the domestic terminal after Late K. Kamaraj, both of them former Chief Ministers of the State, the expanded, modern, second domestic terminal at the airport should be named after the Late M.G. Ramachandran, the resolution said.

Ramachandran had been the Chief Minister three times and had died in office.

The Vice-President of India, Hamid Ansari, inaugurated the second terminal on January 31, 2013.

Jayalalithaa said she had requested the Central Government to name the terminal after Ramachandran even prior to the inauguration.

Recently, the Union Civil Aviation Minister had written to her stating that for the terminal to be named after the former Chief Minister, the Legislature has to approve the proposal, make the request to the Centre, which would be considered after Cabinet approval, Jayalalithaa said.

Published on April 15, 2013
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