Prime Minister inaugurates newly integrated terminal building of the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport at Agartala

What is the News?

The Prime Minister has inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building of Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport.

About Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport

Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport was originally built by the US Air Force during the Second World War in collaboration with King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman of the erstwhile princely State.

It was formerly known as the Agartala Airport.

Who was Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman?

Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman (1908-1947) was the king of Tripura State. He was the king of Tripura State till 1947.

He played an important role in the development of Tripura and is known as Father of modern architecture in Tripura. During his rule, the entire planning of present-day Tripura was initiated.

He was also a pioneer in land reforms. In 1939, he reserved land for the local Tripura tribals. Later, this step was instrumental in the creation of the Tripura autonomous district council.

Source: This post is based on the articlePrime Minister inaugurates newly integrated terminal building of the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport at Agartala’ published in PIB on 6th Jan 2022.

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