No dispute over naming of Chandigarh airport: Haryana CM Hooda

May 26 2011

Chandigarh, May 26 : Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that there was no dispute with the Punjab Government on the naming of the proposed international airport at Chandigarh.

Responding to a query at a press conference held here, Hooda said that it had been decided at a meeting, attended by the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana and the Union Civil Aviation Minister, that the airport would be named Chandigarh Airport.

"I had suggested that the airport be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh," he added.

Hooda also said that the state government was pressing for an early hearing on the SYL (Sutlej-Yamuna Link) issue.

To a query on the Punjab Government's objection to the strengthening of the bund at Guhla-Cheeka in Kaithal District, Hooda said that the protest was baseless. "Such protests are lodged when the elections are near only," he quipped.