Mangaluru, Nov 28, 2014: Name boards of many government organisations, including the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), the Railways, the Mangalore International Airport, MCC and several others are yet to change.
Names of a few Mangaluru-based organisations including the New Mangalore Port Trust, the Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd., the Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers, too have not been changed. Most commercial establishments in the city too continue to carry the old name.
DK D C A.B. Ibrahim told media that he had directed government departments as well as private establishments to change the name from Mangalore to Mangaluru, but no time limit was given.
Unnecessary expenditure and hurry is not needed he said, adding that ’Mangaluru’ has always been in the culture of its residents past and present.
Official Directions : Railways and the NMPT state that they were yet to receive the notification or direction either from the State government or from the Ministries concerned asking them to rename the Railway Stations/entity. NMPT Chairman P.C. Parida said the Trust had no reservations with the renaming, communication from the government/authorities is needed. Having taken the action to rename Madras Port Trust as Chennai Port Trust, the chairman said the process of renaming the port could take up to a year since it involved change of records across ports in the world.
Palakkad Divisional Railway Manager Anand Prakash too stated he had not yet received a notification. The Mangalore International Airport had initiated the process of renaming and had sent the required proposal to the Airports Authority of India, said Airport Director J.T. Radhakrishna. No doubt change takes time and a system exists.