The Ministry of Civil Aviation has strongly refuted allegations that the present name of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is being altered and the location of the statue of Shivaji Maharaj in the Airport is being changed.The Ministry has clarified that the Government of India has not given any permission for any such change. The name of the airport will continue to remain Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai and the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji will always remain
at the International airport. The Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel, has directed the promoters of the Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) to keep in mind the local sensibilities while undertaking the upgradation and modernization of the Mumbai Airport. He has given clear directions that no changes are to be made to the airport, which hurt local sentiments.
Any such allegations that have been made regarding the change of the name of the airport and location of the Shivaji statue are hereby strongly refuted.