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2 new stamps commemorate 75th anniversary of Mumbai airport

MUMBAI: The Department of Posts on Sunday has issued two postage stamps of CSI Airport Mumbai in order to commemorate 75 years of operations of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.

The stamps of Rs 5 and Rs 15 were unveiled by H.C. Agrawal, Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle, reports Indiatimes.

Two stamps commemorating 75 years of operations of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport were unveiled today by the Department of post.

The event was organised in the memory of the Late JRD Tata, who on October 15, 1932, piloted the first flight of Tata Air Services from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad carrying airmail.

GVK Reddy, Executive Chairman, MIAL said, “It is a matter of great pride and honour for us at GVK to have been involved in a part of the Mumbai Airport’s incredible journey of 75 years. We ventured into the aviation sector in 2006 when we were given the mandate to operate, manage and develop the Mumbai Airport, and set about our task of transforming the airport into a world-class facility. While facing innumerable challenges we have been able to accomplish our vision of creating an edifice worthy of being the pride of Mumbai and India.”

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