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Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed Delhi’s historic Rajpath as Kartavya Path and Central Vista Avenue is to be inaugurated in a special event today at 7 pm with its brand new look.

The grand redevelopment project began in December 2020. Since then the Central Vista Project has seen it all from facing resistance from the opposition to halt orders from the Supreme court. The revamp journey has come a long way now, with a three-km-long iconic Kartavya Path from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate. A new Parliament building, and a joint central secretariat.


Kartavya Path will comprise the former Rajpath and Central Vista Lawns

The resolution of NDMC suggests that the whole area from the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to Rashtrapati Bhavan will be regarded as Kartavya Path.

The 28-foot-tall structure of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s statue carved from a monolithic granite stone will also have a grand revelation. The 65 metric tonnes structure was installed in the same location where his hologram statue was revealed by PM Modi on Parakram Diwas (Netaji’s birthday) on January 23, 2022.

Subhash Chandra Bose statue at India Gate
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Why the redevelopment project was started?

It was reportedly undertaken to get rid of the traffic problems in and around the Rajpath and adjacent sites of Central Vista Avenue. The area was suffering due to the increasing traffic of visitors. The new power corridor will have amenities for visitors to make it less cumbersome and pleasant like drinking water, public toilets, street furniture, and sufficient parking space.

Here is some information that will give you an insight into the much-talked-about Kartavya Path

  • Alleged cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs. 13450 crores.
  • Improved amenities include around 6 new parking lots, 64 toilets for women, 32 toilets for men, and 10 for differently abled people.
  • More than 400 benches to accommodate more visitors.
  • Amphitheaters for public performances.
  • To manage traffic, there will be underpasses for barrier-free crossing.
  • There will be 16 permanent walkway bridges and 16 km pedestrian walkways.
  • Improved drainage system with proper slopes and drain channels.
  • For better security, 300 CCTV cameras have been installed and 80 security guards are to keep an eye on the premises.
  • Boating will be allowed for visitors and there will be around 8 vending plazas, with each holding 40 vendors.
  • An area spanning around 101 acres has been replanted, and 140 new trees have been planted.
  • 74 old light poles have been restored which hold historic significance, and around 900 new light poles have been installed.
  • The new and renovated parking space has the capacity for about 1125 vehicles.

Also read: History Of Rajpath And Why The Centre Changed It’s Name To Kartavya Path


Kartavya Path board
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The reworked Central Vista Avenue in Delhi will be thrown open to the public today after the grand inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The inaugural event is expected to be attended by a large number of VVIPs and invitees and is scheduled to be held at the C-Hexagon.

In a series of pictures of the avenue, The new and renovated area appears more broad, clean, and green.

The upgrades and better amenities of Central Vista Project can be seen in the latest pictures

Kartavya Path Photo
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Central Vista Project pics
India Gate Fountain
Central Vista Project photos
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India Gate Central Vista Project
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Kartavya Path Central Vista Project
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Central Vista Project - Kartavya Path
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Kartavya Path at night
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India Gate at night
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