Hyderabad: Ixigo landed in controversy after its website listed Hyderabad airport when a user searched with the keyword “Bhagyanagar”.
Sharing the screenshot, the user tweeted, “Hey @ixigo, who the hell gave you the right to change the name of Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar?
I type Bhagyanagar and it shows RGIA. What the hell?
Absolutely disagree. Ridiculous. So tomorrow, if someone calls a city Fart Nagar, will you do the same?
Hyderabadis should #boycottixigo”.
Shortly after the tweet, many netizens expressed their anger and some of them even called for a boycott.
Responding to the development, the online travel portal said it was a technical issue that had been resolved. He wrote: “Hey there! the problem has been solved. It happened because of a technical problem. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused”.
It is an online travel portal which was launched in 2007. Its head office is located in Gurgaon.
The portal enables the booking of travel tickets through its associated websites and applications.
RSS and Bharatiya Janata Party raised the demand to rename Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar.
During the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election in 2020, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath said that if Faizabad can be renamed Ayodhya and Allahabad as Prayagraj, then Hyderabad can also be renamed as Bhagyanagar.
Recently, BJP MP Raja Singh also said that some of the districts of Telangana including Hyderabad will be renamed if the BJP comes to power after the upcoming elections.
The MP further said that all names changed during Nizam’s reign will be renamed.