Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport is the new name of the Chandigarh airport

Bhagat Singh will be honoured by having the Chandigarh airport renamed in his honour on September 25, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


The Chandigarh International Airport has been renamed Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport in accordance with a notification from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).

On September 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the airport in Chandigarh would be renamed in honour of the liberation warrior Bhagat Singh.

On September 28, they commemorated the independence fighter’s 115th birthday. The Chandigarh airport’s renaming to Bhagat Singh was announced on the same day.

In a notification dated November 2, MoCA said, “It is notified that the Chandigarh International Airport in Chandigarh is named as ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport, Chandigarh’ with immediate effect”.

Airport renaming and naming follows a meticulous process, and the Union Cabinet must give its final permission.

In most cases, airports are identified by the name of the city in which they are found. Sometimes a specific name is suggested by the state government in question, approved by a resolution adopted by the relevant state legislative assembly.

Following that, the same is forwarded to the Union Cabinet for final approval.

The country’s civil aviation industry has a strong growth potential, thus the government wants to have 220 airports overall by 2030.

“Just before the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh, an important decision has been taken as a tribute to him. It has been decided that the Chandigarh airport will now be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. It had been in waiting for a long time,” PM Modi said on September 25.