Central Vista Inauguration Live, Kartavya Path Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the revamped Central Vista Avenue in the heart of the national capital on Thursday evening. 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.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Wednesday approved a proposal to rename Rajpath as ‘Kartavya Path’. Lok Sabha MP and NDMC member Meenakshi Lekhi said the proposal was approved in a special meeting of the NDMC Council. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the revamped Central Vista avenue on Thursday. Due to this, offices and departments located in the New Delhi district will remain shut after 4 pm, and officials will be asked to work from home. The Delhi Traffic Police has also issued a traffic advisory for that day, anticipating a large number of arrivals post-inauguration.
More than a month after it began submissions, the Delhi Police Wednesday concluded its arguments against activist Umar Khalid’s bail appeal before the Delhi High Court in the case of alleged larger conspiracy behind the Northeast Delhi riots. The division bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar listed the case for further hearing on September 9 after senior advocate Trideep Pais, representing Khalid, sought time to rebut the prosecution’s stand. The court also asked Pais and the counsel representing police to file their written submissions, indicating that the order in the matter will be reserved this week.