NTR’s name was restored to Hyderabad Airport after 6 long years. Begumpet airport was NTR airport. After Shamshabad airport was built, congress removed NTR’s name and named the new airport after Rajiv Gandhi and was inaugurated by Congress chair person Sonia Gandhi.
NDA government’s formation and its partner Telugu Desam Party joining the union government brought back the powers to restore the name of the airport. Interestingly, the Minister for Civil Aviation is Mr.Ashok Gajapathi Raju, a senior TDP MP who joined TDP taking the call of late NTR.
There were speculations that NTR’s name will be restored, clearing the cloud Ministry of Civil Aviation announced the name change. The Domestic terminal is now Nandamuri Tarakarama Rao ( NTR) Airport, Hyderabad.