Khattar government has decided to change the name of its largest city Gurgaon to Gurugram . Gurgaon, house to of 1.75 million people, is a leading financial and industrial hub. Gurugram is said to be its historical name.

“Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a centre of learning. It had been known as Gurugram since the times of Guru Dronacharya. Gurgaon was a great center of education where the princes used to be provided education,” he added.

“Therefore, since long the people of the area had been demanding that Gurgaon be renamed as Gurugram,” said  Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Gurgaon’s growth story started in the 1970s when automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India established a manufacturing plant here. Today, it has local offices for more than 250 Fortune 500 companies.