Belagavi Airport Bids an Emotional Farewell to Visionary Leader and Champion of Development, Rajesh Kumar Maurya
Belagavi Airport, located in the heart of the city of Belagavi, has recently bid farewell to Shri Rajesh Kumar Maurya, its Airport Director, who has been transferred after serving the airport for six long years. Under his leadership, the airport has achieved several milestones and emerged as one of the busiest airports in Karnataka. His transfer has undoubtedly left a void in the airport’s management, and his contributions will be remembered for years to come.
In a well-deserved recognition of his efforts, Shri Rajesh Kumar Maurya has been promoted to the position of Deputy General Manager (DGM) and will now return to his parent cadre posting at AAI Bhavan, Delhi. This promotion is a testament to his dedication and hard work in transforming Belagavi Airport into a thriving aviation hub. Though his transfer may be bittersweet for the people of Belagavi, it is undoubtedly a proud moment for Mr. Maurya and his well-wishers.
During his tenure, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Maurya worked tirelessly to enhance the connectivity of Belagavi with other cities. He introduced several destinations such as Chennai and Leh from Belagavi and helped the airport achieve a record of 13 new destinations under Udan-3. His leadership has played a pivotal role in the airport’s growth and development, which has seen it emerge as the third busiest airport in Karnataka in Passenger Load Factor.
Despite facing political pressure from neighboring cities, Mr. Maurya’s commitment to developing the airport never wavered. His leadership enabled Spicejet’s 737-800, a 189-seater aircraft, to operate flights between Belagavi and Delhi. Under his watchful eye, two Flight Training Organizations, namely Red Bird Flying Training Academy and Samvardhane, were set up in Belagavi. Such contributions have opened new doors for the airport’s future development, which will undoubtedly benefit the people of Belagavi.
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Maurya’s efforts were not only limited to the airport’s development. His love for art and culture has helped in the airport’s overall aesthetic appeal. He is a talented painter himself, and his passion for music and culture prompted him to organize cultural events at the airport. These events provided a platform for local artists and handloom weavers to showcase their talents. Additionally, he started the “Samvad” program, which aimed to provide a platform for the airport and the public to interact and speak on various issues.
His transfer has left the members of the Belagavi Core Development Group emotional. They expressed their gratitude for his outstanding contributions to the airport and wished him well in his future endeavors. His dedication and hard work have undoubtedly paid off, and the airport has seen significant growth under his leadership.
The airport’s success under Mr. Maurya’s leadership is the result of his vision and commitment to making Belagavi a more connected and vibrant city. His work has made a significant impact on the airport and the community it serves. The airport’s future development will undoubtedly be shaped by the foundations he has laid during his tenure.
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Maurya’s transfer from Belagavi Airport marks the end of an era for the airport. His six-year tenure was marked by tremendous achievements, which have put Belagavi Airport on the map. He worked tirelessly to enhance the airport’s connectivity and development, leaving a lasting legacy in the hearts of the people of Belagavi. His passion for art and culture and his tireless efforts have made the airport a more welcoming place for travelers. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his outstanding contributions to the airport and the community it serves.
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