Rajpath and Central Vista lawns in Delhi to be renamed as 'Kartavya Path'

The announcement has come at a time when Rajpath will be reopened to the public on September 8 after 20 months.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, September 05, 2022, 08:03 PM IST
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Central Government to rename Rajpath and Central Vista lawns as 'Kartavya Path' | Photo: Twitter Image

New Delhi: The Central Government announced Monday the renaming of Rajpath to 'Kartavyapath'. As per the sources, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has convened a special meeting on September 7, with the objective of renaming both the Rajpath and Central Vista lawns.

In his recent August 15th speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the abolition of all the symbols related to the colonial mindset. In the run-up to 2047, the PM has also stressed the importance of duties.

The announcement has come at a time when Rajpath will be reopened to the public on September 8 after 20 months. Interestingly, visitors will also get to see a revamped Central Vista Avenue. "The entire road and area from the Netaji statue at India Gate to the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be known as Kartavyapath," they added. Rajpath was known as Kingsway during British rule.

Refurbished Central Vista Lawns:

The source has informed us that 74 historic light poles and all chain links have been restored, upgraded, and reinstalled on the site. Over 900 new light poles to make the space safe for visitors.

Also, concrete bollards have been replaced with 1000+ white sandstone bollards to keep the precinct's historical character intact, and the pedestrian sidewalks along the Rajpath have been paved with robust and durable materials.

Along with that, 16.5 km of pedestrian walkways have been added along the Rajpath, across the lawns, along and across the canals, and at the India Gate Precinct.

The officer also informed us that 16 permanent bridges have been built over the canals, making the space beyond the canals accessible for public use. A part of this space has been designed as parking for buses, two-wheelers, cars, app-based taxis, and auto rickshaws.

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