The staff of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is in a fix about executing the orders passed by Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju.
The officials of GMR Group who run the airport have expressed some doubts about the order.
Since there were two terminals in Begumpet, they did not face such a problem back then.
At that time, when Rajiv Gandhi was murdered in 1991, one terminal was named after him. Later, when NTR died in 1996, Babu convinced the then United Front government and named the domestic terminal as NTR terminal.
After that, the construction for the new airport began. By then TDP was voted out of power and Congress party came into power. So, the airport was named Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
At that time, they explained that since there was only one terminal, they had to choose Rajiv Gandhi from the two names. But TDP has been demanding the name to be changed as NTR terminal for all these years.
Now, that Ashok Gajapati Raju is a minister in the central cabinet, he has issued orders to change the name to NTR terminal.
Now, the problem is that there is only one terminus in Rajiv Gandhi Airport. However, one gate is being used for domestic flights and another gate is being used for international flights. In fact, the Minister would have wanted them to name both the gates after the late leaders.
Meanwhile, Telangana government has been strongly opposing the change. So it remains to be seen how the order will be executed in the days to come.