Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8th September inaugurated the newly christened Kartavya Path – the stretch of road from Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, earlier known as Rajpath in a grand ceremony.The revamped stretch is part of the Modi government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project being built at a cost of ₹13,450-crore.
He also unveiled a 28-ft-tall statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the India Gate and paid floral tribute to the legendary freedom fighter. The revamped stretch is part of the Modi government’s ambitious ₹13,450-crore Central Vista redevelopment project, which also envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat, a new prime minister’s residence, and office, and a new vice-president’s enclave.
The redeveloped ‘Kartavya Path’ will exhibit beautified landscapes, lawns with walkways, added green spaces, refurbished canals, new amenity blocks, improved signages, and vending kiosks. Further, new pedestrian underpasses, improved parking spaces, new exhibition panels, and upgraded night lighting are some other features that will enhance the public experience. It also includes a number of sustainability features like solid waste management, stormwater management, recycling of used water, rainwater harvesting, water conservation, and energy-efficient lighting systems, among others.