Mangaluru: Days after Adani Group took over Mangalore International Airport, Dakshina Kannada District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai has urged Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani to name the Airport after Koti Chennayya.
Taking to Twitter Mithun Rai wrote, “Mr @gautam_adani , since you are the decision making authority now for the Mangaluru International Airport, instead of changing to Adani Airports, we the citizens of Mangaluru humbly request you to change it to KOTI CHENNAYA International Airport.”
Koti Chennayya are legendary Tuluva twin heroes characterized in the Tulu epic of the same name.
On October 30 midnight, Airport Authority of India (AAI) handed over the operations of Mangalore International Airport (MIA) to Adani Group. Mangalore is one of the six airports that have been awarded to Adani Group after the bidding process under the first phase of airport privatization.