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The Maharashtra Government Plans To Rename Mumbai Airport And Twitter Loses Its Sh*t

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A few months back when Gurgaon was renamed Gurugram, people across Delhi and the NCR had the time of their lives bashing the decision left, right and centre and making fun of how people will now become ‘gurugrammers’. Well, following their footsteps, this time around the Maharashtra government has announced that Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus will be renamed. 

Now if you were expecting fancy names and such, sorry to burst the bubble, but these names are changed to incorporate ‘Maharaj’. So, now the airport will be called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and the station will be called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

Mumbai Airport’s Name To Be Changed To Add Maharaj© Twitter

The government says this move is to pay more respect to the Maratha warrior king, Shivaji. Now, while the idea behind this move is not wrong, but changing names does not mean that people paid less respect to the legendary warrior earlier! After this announcement, Twitter lost it’s sh*t completely and some of the reactions are outright hilarious.

This. THIS is the decision-making our state government is focused on right now. Shame on you @Dev_Fadnavis https://t.co/ak2Swduyto

— Rohan (@mojorojo) December 8, 2016

That’s a legit question.

@mojorojo @Dev_Fadnavis : How will this renaming change the ground reality of that station? Will it make any difference to its standards ?

— Nikhil V. Joshi (@nikhjosh_) December 8, 2016

Now, that can be a tongue-twister. 

@mojorojo If they can call it Her Majesty the Queen Empress Victoria Terminus, then we can call it UberChhatrapati UltraShivaji Megamaharaj

— Krish Ashok (@krishashok) December 8, 2016

Ugh…ok

@mojorojo It takes a special kind of insecurity to force people to remember pompous titles for a historical figure we should all know anyway

— Krish Ashok (@krishashok) December 8, 2016

Now that will be quite long a name for an airport or railway station.

@nistula And after 30 years they will change it to Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj KI JAI HO Terminus & Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj KI JAI HO IA

— Viren Nawani (@nawani10) December 8, 2016

Vada Pav Kendra…hmmm no one thought about that.

Chatrapati Shivaji Flyover
Chatrapati Shivaji Airport
Chatrapati Shivaji Station
Chatrapati Shivaji Beedi
Chatrapati Shivaji Vada Pav Kendra

— Dead Mau5hi (@AdvancedMaushi) December 8, 2016

Ok…

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Secretshttps://t.co/kd5FxImPSA

— Silverlight Gal (@silverlightgal) December 8, 2016

Imagine asking a cabbie to drop you to this place?

Furious! Should've been Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj The Ruler We Seek To Appropriate to Further Hindutva Politics Terminus https://t.co/jG7fGD2PfJ

— Ruchika Sharma (@tishasaroyan) December 8, 2016

Practicality rocks…

Customer is King and so is Airport

-Marketing 101 https://t.co/kK5sDcNLfw

— Rahul Subramanian (@RahulSubramanic) December 8, 2016

For people who can read between the lines!

Life-changing decision. Very, very useful to Maharashtra and India, right now. https://t.co/Own4EuXLJj

— Karthik (@beastoftraal) December 8, 2016


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