Has Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport in Guwahati been renamed?
Is the new name of the airport in Guwahati now Adani Guwahati International Airport?
A picture of a newspaper advertisement is doing the rounds in the social media, where the name of the LGBI airport is being cited as Adani Guwahati International Airport Limited.
The advertisement invites “parties to participate in the e-tendering process for provisions of various non-aeronautical services at the airport”.
Meanwhile, Assam Congress leader Apurba Kumar Bhattacharjee has slammed the BJP governments both at the Centre and in the State, claiming that the name of the airport has been changed.
“A great insult by Modi-led BJP Government to Bharatratna Lokpriyo Gopinath Bordoloi ji. People of Assam have to think now how BJP act!” said Bhattacharjee.
The other organisations and political parties of the state are yet to react to the act of the Adani Group to rename the Guwahati Airport, which is named after Bharat Ratna Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi, who played a vital role in India’s independence and served as the first chief minister of Assam.
On August 2, Shiv Sena workers damaged a signboard naming Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport as Adani Airport and then removed it.
Shiv Sena is opposed to renaming the Mumbai Airport after the Adani Group.
The Adani Group in July this year took over the management of the Mumbai International Airport from the control of the GVK Group.
The Adani Group controls 74% stake in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport with 50.5% stakes being bought from GVK Group and 23.5% from minority partners, including Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), and Bidvest Group.