✦ The address of the center of power in the national capital is ‘Raj Path’. It has centuries of history. 3 km This long route is associated with the existence of Delhi.
✦ Kartavyapath was developed as part of Central Vista project. People were not allowed on this route for 20 months. Visitors will be allowed from Friday.
✦ The construction of buildings with central government offices including the new Parliament building is part of the Central Vista project.
✦ Food stalls from all the states of the country will be set up along the Central Vista Avenue.
✦ The route has been developed as a tourist area with red granite walkways, green parks, shopping complexes and parking lots. 24-hour tight security.
✦ There are 16 bridges along the way and boating facilities are also available. The parking lot here has the facility to park 1,125 vehicles at a time.
✦ 900 electricity poles, underground walkways at four places and 422 red granite tables have been installed on this route.
✦ Special parks have been developed around India Gate to provide greenery. Every tree here has been geo tagged with its height, type and size.
✦ Prime Minister Modi unveiled a 28 feet tall statue of Netaji at India Gate before the inauguration of Centralvista Avenue from Vijay Chowk to India Gate.
✦ The British rulers decided to shift the capital of the country from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911. This path was built in 1920 to be suitable for morning and evening walks. It was named King’s Way in honor of King George V.
✦ King’s Way was renamed Rajpath after the independence of the country. More changes have been made in this area as part of the recent Central Vista renovation undertaken by the Central Government.
Pics:Rajpath which has become Kartavyapath.. beautiful scenery
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech on the occasion of India’s Independence Day said that there is a need to remove symbols that reflect colonial and imperialist ideas. Within a few days after that, there was a proposal to change the name of Rajpath. The Delhi Municipal Council on Thursday (September 8) approved the proposal to change the name of Rajpath to Kartavyapath. This special meeting was chaired by Union Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi.