Kannada Development Authority chairman Prof S G Siddalingaiah urged the Kempegowda International Airport authority to allot 100 percent reservation to the Kannadiga farmers who gave up their lands for airport to be appointed as Group C and D employees, reported Kannada Prabha.

Speaking during the investigation of Kannada implementation at the Kempegowda International Airport, on Thursday, he instructed that according to Sarojini Mahishi report, all local authorities should follow the rules regarding employing locals.  The fact that the airport is named after Nadaprabhu Kempegowda represents the local culture at global level. Similarly all the travellers who arrive at the airport must get a flavour of the local culture but at Kempegowda International Airport only Hindi and English are used, he urged.

At all levels and divisions of the airport Kannada must be used to reflect the local culture and act like ambassadors.  Hence the airport authority should take enough interest to implement Kannada he said.

Airport Executive Director Hari Marar, Employees Union president Siddaaiah, Kannada and Culture assistant director Susheela and Information Publicity Department director K P Puttaswamaiah were present.