India Post Issued Stamps and MS on Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai

mumbai airport msBy Anil Kr Pujara

India Post  issued a set of 2 commemorative postage stamps and a miniature sheet  on Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai on 15th October 2017. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport  formerly known as Sahar International Airport.It is the 29th busiest airportin the world y passenger traffic.  The airport has three operating  terminals spread over an operational area of 750 hectares (1,850 acres)  and handles about 850 aircraft movements per day. It handled a record 51 movements in one hour on 16 September 2014. The airport is operated by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), a joint venture between the Airport Authority of India   and the GVK Industries Ltd.  led consortium  which was appointed in February 2006 to carry out the modernisation of the Airport. The airport is named after the 17th-century Maratha emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji  . It was re-renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, adding “Maharaj” to the name, by the  Maharashtra Govt. on 8 December 2016. CSIA’s IATA airport code – “BOM” – is derived from Bombay, Mumbai’s former name.

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