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Name Mysuru railway station after Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, Airport as Jayachamaraja Wadiyar: MP Prathap Simha urges State, central governments

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Mysuru: Mysuru- Kodagu MP Prathap Simha has written to state and central government respectively to name the railway station after erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and Mysuru Airport after the 25th and last Maharaja of Mysore Jayachamaraja Wadiyar.

In his letter to Chief Minister of Karnataka B S Yediyurappa, Simha has urged to write to Union Ministry of Home Affairs recommending to change the name of Mysuru railway station to- Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, as a mark of respect to the legacy of a visionary for transforming the state into a modern and model state.

While in another letter to Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Simha has stated that “Considering the contributions of Jayachamaraja Wadiyar in the multi-dimensional growth of modern Mysore, I would be very happy if the Mysuru Airport is named ‘ Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Airport, Mysuru’ for carrying forward his cherished legacy.”

Simha has explained that Sardar Vallabhbai Patel had clocked more than one lakh miles on Mysore Dakota, working to integrate 562 princely states into the union of India.

After World War-II, the number of war surplus Dakota DC-3 planes were available for sale as some 11,000 were manufactured during World war-II. Hindustan Aircraft Company, now HAL which was then part owned by the Government of Mysore was authorised to service and overhaul these flights.

The Maharaja of Mysore acquired one and it was known as Mysore Dakota VT- AXX.

After independence this plane was in great demand by the Indian leaders such as Nehru and Patel and the Maharaja of Mysore had left the plane at their disposal many times.

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