The Union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to rename the Agartala Airport in Tripura as ‘Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport'. The decision has come 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.
Agartala Airport was constructed in 1942 on the land donated by Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore. As a ruler, who had travelled extensively across the globe, he took several steps for the all-round development of Tripura.
आज भारत सरकार द्वारा #अगरतला एयरपोर्ट को आधुनिक #त्रिपुरा के निर्माता, महाराजा बीर बिक्रम #माणिक्य जी के नाम पर रखने के राज्य सरकार के प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी दी है।— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) July 4, 2018
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Due to his initiative, an aerodrome at Agartala was constructed that has evolved as the second busiest airport in the North East and provides crucial air connectivity to Tripura.