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Agartala Airport renamed after Tripura King
TIWN July 4, 2018
Agartala Airport renamed after Tripura King
PHOTO : Agartala Airport. TIWN File Photo.

AGARTALA, July 4 (TIWN): The name of Agartala Airport to be replaced with Tripura's King-Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya's name, the Central Govt’s cabinet has nodded.

The decision comes in the wake of a long-pending demand of the people of Tripura as well as the state government to rename the airport after Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya as a tribute to the last ruler of the princely (1923-1947). After several hundred years of rule by 184 kings, Tripura merged with the Indian union in October 1949.

The Agartala Airport itself was a creation of the king, which paved the way for ease communication on that time.

Agartala Airport, which is the second busiest Airport of Northeast is a domestic airport located 12 kilometres northwest of the city of Agartala.

 It is administered by the Airports Authority of India and already work for International Airport has started inside the Airport.

BJP before coming in power had announced about the renaming of Agartal Airport and today officially it was announced after the BJP Chief Minister held the chair.

Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya Bahadur GBE KCSI was a king of Tripura State. He was the king before the merger of Tripura with India. 

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