V.P. Singh gave Trivandrum airport international statusNovember 27th, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (IANS) Among the things former prime minister V.P. Singh, who passed away Thursday, would be remembered for is declaring the Trivandrum airport here as an international airport. K.V. Muraleedharan, president of the Kerala Association of Travel Agents, told IANS that it was in 1990 when Singh was the prime minister that the airport here was given the status of an international airport.
“It was at a public function here that Singh, in the presence of then chief minister E.K. Nayanar, made the announcement,” recalled Muraleedharan.
The late 1980s and the early 1990s saw the maximum number of Keralites leave for the Middle-East countries in search of work.
Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has condoled the death of Singh.