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Central Vista inauguration Highlights: Symbol of gulaami, Kingsway, is now history, says PM Modi at ‘Kartavya Path’

Central Vista inauguration Highlights, PM Modi to unveil new Central Vista Avenue today: The new-look stretch covers lawns on either side of Rajpath — now renamed as Kartavya Path — from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, covering around 101 acres.

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New Delhi | Updated: September 15, 2022 12:05:52 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the inaugural grounds of Kartavya Path. (ANI)

Central Vista Avenue Highlights, PM Modi inaugurate Central Vista: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled Netaji statue and inaugurated the revamped Central Vista Avenue in Delhi. The new-look stretch covers lawns on either side of Rajpath — now renamed as Kartavya Path — from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, covering around 101 acres.

PM Modi said during his speech that Bose was forgotten after the Independence. He said, “Bose had a vision, he was brave. He used to say, India is not a country that will forget its proud history. The history of the country is in the blood of every Indian.” He added, ”Netaji’s statue at the Kartavya Path will become a source of inspiration… In the past eight years, we have taken decisions that bear the impression of Netaji’s ideals.”

Modi said that India is now moving beyond the mentality of colonialism. He mentioned the renaming of Andaman Islands after Netaji Bose, and also to rename the Race Course Road as Lok Kalyan Marg. “The Indian Navy has also adopted Chhatrapati Shivaji’s symbol and shed the symbol of ghulaami. These changes are not limited to symbols. These changes are a part of the country’s foundations,” he said, adding, “If India had walked the path shown by Netaji after the independence, it would have been a different story. But India forgot its hero.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech said that along with social and digital infrastructure, India is also working on cultural infrastructure. He also sadi that in the form of Kartavya Path, the country is getting one more excellent example of cultural infrastructure.

"You will see the India of the future here. It will give you a new vision, new belief. For the next three days, a drone show will be held based on the life of Netaji. People come here in large numbers in the evenings. The planning, designing and lighting of the Kartavya Path has been done keeping this in mind," he added.

The PM concludes his address with Netaji Amar Rahe and Bharat Mata ki Jai. (ENS)

20:28 (IST)08 Sep 2022
India is now moving beyond the mentality of colonialism: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech said that India is now moving beyond the mentality of colonialism. He mentioned the renaming of Andaman Islands after Netaji Bose, and also to rename the Race Course Road as Lok Kalyan Marg. 

"The Indian Navy has also adopted Chhatrapati Shivaji's symbol and shed the symbol of gulami. These changes are not limited to symbols. These changes are a part of the country's foundations," he added. 

The PM also highlighted that the Kartavya Path is not just a path of bricks and stones, "when people come here, Netaji's statue, the National War Memorial will inspire people."

"Today not only the architecture, but also the soul of Rajpath has changed. When ministers and officials cross kartavya path, they will be reminded of their duty towards the nation," he added. (ENS)

20:24 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Symbol of gulaami, Kingsway, is now history, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister during his speech said, "Today, we have left the past behind and are painting a new picture for the future. The symbol of colonialism, the kingsway, or Rajpath, is a part of history now, has been erased forever." 

"Netaji’s statue coming up at the spot where King George's statue once stood, is like 'Praan Pratishtha' of a new India," he added.

"If india had walked the path shown by Netaji after the independence, it would have been a different story. But India forgot its hero," the PM claimed. (ENS)

20:15 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Bose was forgetten after the Independence: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech said that Subhas Chandra Bose was forgotten after the Independence. He said, "Bose had a vision, he was brave. He used to say, India is not a country that will forget its proud history. The history of the country is in the blood of every Indian."

"Netaji's statue at the Kartavya Path will become a source of inspiration... In the past 8 years, we have taken decisions that bear the impression of Netaji's ideals," he added. (ENS)

20:11 (IST)08 Sep 2022
New history has been made in the form of Kartavya Path: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday after inaugurating the Kartavya Path said, "The entire country is watching this historic event. All the people of the country are part of this historic event. On the occasion of Azadi ka amrit mahotsav the country has received new inspiration.  We can now leave the past behind and fill new colour in the present."

"The symbol of gulami, Kingsway or Rajpath is now history. It has been erased forever. New history has been made in the form of Kartavya Path," the PM added. (ENS)

20:09 (IST)08 Sep 2022
In pics | PM Modi inaugurates Kartavya Path, unveils Bose statue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute after inaugurating 28-ft statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as part of the revamped Central Vista, in New Delhi, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo)
28-ft statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after its inauguration as part of the revamped Central Vista, in New Delhi, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo)
View of the newly-christened Kartavya Path, a stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, before its inauguration in New Delhi, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo)

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A project that no other govt had imagined is being developed: Union Minister Puri

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri during the inaugural event of the Kartvyapath said, "After Independence, for the first time, the transformational project of the country is being done under PM Modi's leadership. A project that no other government had imagined is being developed. The Kartavya Path is the heart of the national capital. We are going to write the history of India's growth story." He also said that the unveiling of the Subhas Chandra Bose statue is symbolic that we will always draw inspiration on deshbhakti from it. (ENS)

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19:38 (IST)08 Sep 2022
In pics | Glimpses of PM Modi during the inauguration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets down from his car for the inauguration. (Express photo)
PM Modi travels to the centre stage for the inauguration. (Express photo)

19:36 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Architect Bimal Patel shows PM Modi around the exhibition

Architect Bimal Patel on Thursday showed PM Modi the exhibition that has been set up on the Central Vista avenue. The exhibition shows the work that went into beautifying the avenue and providing amenities. (ENS)

19:29 (IST)08 Sep 2022
PM Modi meet workers who built the project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after unveiling the Netaji Statue met workers who built the Central Vista avenue and the statue. The workers include gardners, electricians, stone masons. Artisans who were part of the sculpting team for the Netaji statue were also being greeted by the PM. (ENS)

19:24 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Eight bridges built on either side of Kartavya Path

Eight bridges have been built on either side of Kartavya Path, so that pedestrians dont have to walk on the lawns and can use walkways and bridges. Meanwhile, six vending zones have been set up, where 16 regional food stalls will be installed. (ENS)

19:18 (IST)08 Sep 2022
PM Modi unveils Netaji statue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived at the Kartavypath and unveiled Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's statue. He was greeted with chants of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose zindabad and Jai Hind from among the INA veterans in the crowd. The Prime Minister is now inspecting the project which has 16.5 km of walkways, canals over the bridges, beautification of the lawns on either side, enough water in the canals, old fountains that have been restored and retained. The landscape did not support artistic activities. New stepped plaza has been developed for performances. (ENS)

19:03 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Amit Shah arrives for the inauguration

Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived shortly before the inauguration. The guests are seated and the event is set to begin shortly. The statue of Subhas Chandra Bose is covered ahead of the unveiling. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive shortly.  (ENS)

18:59 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Watch | Live coverage of the inaugural event

18:46 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Earlier leaders like Netaji were pushed to the corners of our history: Rajyavardhan Rathore

BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, present at the inauguration of Central Vista in Delhi said, "Over the years there was a segment of people who were ruling the country and wanted that only a limited number of people should be remembered. Earlier, leaders like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose were pushed to the corners of our history."

18:35 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Dancing, drums, and cultural displays: What’s planned for Kartavya Path’s inauguration?

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inauguration of Delhi’s Central Vista Avenue on Thursday evening (September 9), when a revamped Rapath will be inaugurated as the Kartavya Path, a range of cultural events will be marking the occasion. The prime minister will also unveil a new statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the canopy at India Gate.

Traditionally snake charmers, the kalbeliyas of Rajasthan are skilled dancers, and they will mark their presence at the ceremony. Gulabo Sapera, a Padma Shri awardee during a performance. (File)

A mix of tribal dances, classical music, and celebratory art forms in which 500 dancers from across the country have been roped in, here is a look at the significance of the performances lined up for the unveiling. (Read more)

18:26 (IST)08 Sep 2022
In graphics | The revamped Central Vista Avenue

17:47 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Canals installed in the revamped project has aerators, dissolved air flotation systems

The canals built in the revamped project have been rebuilt with reinforced edges and walkways along the entire length. These canals also have aerators and dissolved air flotation systems for water treatment. (ENS)

Express photo by Abhinaya Harigovind
17:13 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Private security guards to be deployed to prevent theft, damage to facilities around 'Kartavya Path'

With the inauguration of "Kartavya Path" from Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate, more than 80 private security guards will keep an eye on the entire stretch, besides police personnel, to prevent incidents of theft and damage to the newly-installed facilities, officials said on Thursday.

According to an official, there will be heavy deployment of police personnel and security guards for at least two months. However, no major restrictions for visitors will be in place. The Central Public Works Department (CPWD), an executive agency of the project, has divided the entire corridor into five stretches -- India Gate, C Hexagon to Man Singh Road, Man Singh Road to Janpath, Japath to Rafi Marg and Rafi Marg to Vijay Chowk.

According to the plan, food items will not be allowed in the garden area from India Gate to Man Singh Road. The official said maintaining cleanliness will be a challenge as after the inauguration, people in large numbers will throng the stretch, which is considered to be the most popular public space in the national capital. (PTI)

View of the revamped Central Vista Avenue on the eve of its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Kingsway, Rajpath, Kartavya Path: from ‘right to rule’ to ‘duty to serve’

The iconic Rajpath, stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, was renamed Kartavya Path on Wednesday following a formal decision taken at a special meeting of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). “As we complete 75 yrs of Independence, it is only fitting to shed the colonial baggage and move towards India@100 in the #AmritKaal with our own legacy. The renaming of “Rajpath” to “Kartavyapath” is a reminder that the spirit of public service is not “right to rule” but “duty to serve”, MoS Culture Meenakshi Lekhi tweeted after the meeting.

The revamped Kartavya Path will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a special event on Thursday evening, in the presence of Union Ministers Hardeep Puri and G Kishan Reddy, during which a granite statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will also be installed under the Grand Canopy at India Gate.

Central Vista redevelopment: You won’t be able to picnic on the grass next to India Gate anymore

Dedicated spaces for sellers of ice creams and other food items; six new parking lots for visitors; over 400 benches; amphitheatres for public performances; 64 toilets for women, 32 for men and 10 for the differently abled; underpasses for barrier-free crossing; 16 permanent walkway bridges, and 16.5-km pedestrian walkways — these are some of the new features that visitors to the India Gate and Rajpath lawns will experience as the refurbished Central Vista is set to open on September 8, around 20 months after it was closed for the redevelopment project.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the stretch, and over the next few days cultural programmes will greet visitors to what has always been Delhi’s favourite open-air hang-out zone. As reported earlier in The Indian Express, a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will also be unveiled on that day.

Spruced lawns, parking bays, vending kiosks to be highlights of the revamped Central Vista

As a grand inauguration of the revamped Central Vista in the national capital is on the cards this week, the Rajpath and India Gate have been decked up with spruced lanes, walkway bridges, new parking bays and several other hi-tech facilities for vendors and visitors.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Central Vista complex on September 8. The BJP government at the Centre has maintained that the winter session of Parliament will be held in the new building being built under the Modi government’s ambitious Central Vista Redevelopment Project.

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First published on: 08-09-2022 at 11:18:16 am
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