Formerly called Rajpath, the stretch of road between Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate was officially opened on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a big ceremony.
He also put flowers on a 28-foot-tall statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the India Gate as a tribute to the well-known freedom fighter. A number of Union ministers went with the PM to the event.
Before the remodelled section of Central Vista opened in Delhi, the PM talked with the people who were working on the project to fix it up. Modi told the “shramjeevis” (workers) that he would invite everyone who helped with the project to fix up Central Vista to the upcoming Republic Day parade.
The PM also walked by a gallery at India Gate that shows how Central Vista Avenue has changed over the past 90 years.
As part of the ambitious 13,450 crore Central Vista reconstruction project, the Modi government is building a new triangular Parliament building, a central secretariat, a new prime minister’s home and office, and a new vice-enclave president’s house.
This is the first project that has been finished as part of the plan to improve Central Vista.
The “Kartavya Path” will be improved with new amenity blocks, landscaped lawns with walkways, more green space, remodelled canals, better signage, and vending kiosks.
New pedestrian underpasses, better parking spots, new exhibit panels, and better night lighting are some of the other improvements that will make the public’s experience better.
It also has a number of things that are good for the environment, such as water conservation, lighting systems that use less energy, recycling used water, collecting rainwater, managing solid waste, and managing stormwater.