The Department of Posts on Sunday issued two postage stamps to commemorate the completion of 75 years of glorious operations of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.
H.C. Agrawal, Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle unveiled the stamps of Rs. 5 and Rs. 15, respectively, at an event in Mumbai.
The event was also in honour the memory of Late JRD Tata, who, on October 15, 1932, piloted the first flight of Tata Air Services from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad, carrying airmail.
The erstwhile Royal Air Force commenced its operations in 1942 from Santacruz, a military airfield.
Post independence, the airfield was transferred to the Indian Government for civilian use and came to be known as Santacruz airport. Read More…