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Kartavya Path LIVE: PM Modi Inaugurates 'Kartavya Path,' Formerly Called Rajpath

The PM also unveiled a 28-feet statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

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Kartavya Path Inauguration LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 'Kartavya Path' and unveiled the 28-ft Netaji Bose statue on Thursday, 8 September. He will inaugurate the revamped Central Vista soon.

The Kartavya Path has red granite walkways, refurbished canals, state-wise food stalls, new amenity blocks, and vending kiosks.

As per the central government, it symbolises a shift from erstwhile Rajpath being an icon of power to Kartavya Path being an example of public ownership and empowerment.

Modi will also unveil a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the India Gate, along with an exhibition, which will showcase the before-and-after visuals of the Central Vista Avenue.

The entire stretch has been revamped under the Modi government's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project.

Snapshot
  • The traffic police have made arrangements to ensure smooth vehicular movement in central Delhi

  • General traffic movement will be diverted from specific roads from 6 pm to 9 pm

  • The CPWD has set up five vending zones, where 40 vendors each will be allowed, along with two blocks near the India Gate with eight shops each

  • The Government of India on Wednesday renamed Delhi's Rajpath – extending from the Netaji statue to the Rashtrapati Bhavan – as 'Kartavya Path'

  • Along the Rajpath, the new red granite walkways stretch over 15.5 km

  • The redevelopment project of the Central Vista envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat, revamping the 3-km Rajpath, a new prime minister's residence and office, and a new vice president's enclave

8:30 PM , 08 Sep

‘Rajpath Was for the British’: PM Modi

"Rajpath was for the British for whom the people of India were slaves. It was a symbol of colonialism. Now, its architecture has changed, and its spirit has also changed," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after inaugurating 'Kartavya Path.'

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4:36 PM , 08 Sep

PM Modi Inaugurates 'Kartavya Path'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Kartavya Path,' the stretch between Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, it was earlier known as Rajpath.

PM Modi Unveils 28-Ft Netaji Bose Statue

PM Modi has unveiled the 28-ft Netaji Bose statue. He will inaugurate the revamped Central Vista soon.

Traffic Advisory

In the wake of the inauguration, DCP (Traffic) Patel Aalap Mansukh said that the traffic will be diverted from 6pm to 9pm from C hexagon and 10 feeder roads leading to it. He further advised the citizens to not use these roads during the given time, reported news agency ANI.

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4:21 PM , 08 Sep

Four New Underpasses, 900 New Light Poles

Four new pedestrian underpasses have been built at busy junctions to segregate vehicular traffic from pedestrian movement, making the street safe to cross.

Apart from that, 74 historic light poles and all chain links have been restored, upgraded, and reinstalled on the site and more than 900 new light poles have been added where necessary to ensure that the space is always safe for visitors.

3:40 PM , 08 Sep

New Signboards Unveiled for Kartavya Path

Ahead of the inauguration, new signboards for Kartavya Path have been installed around the area.

  • A new signboard bearing 'Kartavya Path' was unveiled following the renaming of Rajpath to Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Thursday, 8 September.

    (Photo: PTI/Manvender Vashist Lav)

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Published: 08 Sep 2022, 9:45 AM IST
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