Press Esc to close
Sunday 29 May 2016
News updated at 2:07 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 21.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Bangalore's airport to be named after Kempegowda

New Delhi, Jul 17, 2013 (PTI)

The Bengaluru international airport will be named after the city's founder Kempegowda.The government today approved a Civil Aviation Ministry proposal to this effect.

The proposal was approved by the Union Cabinet at its meeting here, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the people of Karnataka, official sources said here.
Hiriya Kempegowda was a ruler under the Vijayanagar Empire who ruled most parts of Karnataka during the 16th century. Having built the Bengaluru Fort and moved his capital from Yelahanka, he is widely accepted as the founder of Bengaluru.
The airport, run by a private-led consortium, would be renamed Kempegowda International Airport after the founder whose 503rd birth anniversary was observed this year.
The Civil Aviation Ministry had last year approved the proposal of the state government following efforts by then External Affairs Minister S M Krishna.

The state assembly had adopted a unanimous resolution on the matter last December, though there were differences earlier with some sections demanding that it be named after Tipu Sultan (who was born in Devanahalli) or social reformer Basaveshwara or former Mysore Dewan Sir M Visvesvaraya.
The Bengaluru airport, which became operational in May 2008, is one of the busiest in the country. It is owned and operated by a GVK group-led joint venture Bengaluru International Airport Pvt Limited in which KSSIDC (a state government entity, Airports Authority of India, Siemens and Zurich Airport are also the shareholders. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Students celebrate their success after CBSE announced its 10th class results...

Students celebrate their success after CBSE announced its 10th class results...

A Group of Bengaluru Mothers getting prepared for the Babywearing dance to be held next month...

A Group of Bengaluru Mothers getting prepared for the Babywearing dance to be held next month...

Volunteers clean Tapi river to celebrate the completion of two years of Modi government...

Volunteers clean Tapi river to celebrate the completion of two years of Modi government...

Madras Regimental jawans jubilate after winning the Dakshin Bharat Area Cross Country Championship..

Madras Regimental jawans jubilate after winning the Dakshin Bharat Area Cross Country Championship..

Congress workers shave their heads at a protest on NDA Governments' second anniversary...

Congress workers shave their heads at a protest on NDA Governments' second anniversary...

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor during shoot of her upcomming movie 'OK JAANU'...

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor during shoot of her upcomming movie 'OK JAANU'...

Former Australian pacer Geoff Lawson interacts with recently selected young pacer...

Former Australian pacer Geoff Lawson interacts with recently selected young pacer...

Crowds pack the Canaveral National Seashore Friday, to witness the liftoff of a SpaceX...

Crowds pack the Canaveral National Seashore Friday, to witness the liftoff of a SpaceX...

Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley paying floral tribute to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar...

Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley paying floral tribute to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with artists tries his hands at a drum in Heritage Mawphlang...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with artists tries his hands at a drum in Heritage Mawphlang...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523