From Vijay Chowk to India Gate in New Delhi, Central View Avenue it will open to the general public on September 9 followed by the inauguration on September 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India Gate and Rajpath Gardens are located along Central Vista Avenue. While the avenue was being upgraded, the Central Vista Avenue Restoration Project preserved its historic features. To make Central Vista Avenue more accessible and safe for everyone, new public facilities have been introduced. The space has been remodeled, making it appear more spacious, larger, cleaner, greener, and with many practical improvements.
IANS stated that a senior official from the Ministry of Urban Affairs said that 74 chain links of old lamp posts have been renovated, restored and reinstalled. The historic character of the precinct has also been preserved by replacing concrete bollards with 1,000 or more white sandstone ones, and the pedestrian walkways along Rajpath have been paved with strong and durable materials.
In addition, 16.5 km of new pedestrian walkways have been built along the Rajpath, across the lawn, along and over the canals, and in the vicinity of the Gateway of India. There are now 987 concrete bollards in place. In his case, more than 900 additional light poles have been installed to ensure that the area is always safe for visitors.
Meanwhile, the Delhi police reported that they were preparing thoroughly for the occasion. In various areas of central Delhi, there will be traffic restrictions from September 8. Relevant routes will be closed to general traffic from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Highlights for visitors to Central Vista:
• Inauguration of the statue of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose
• Rajpath will be renamed Kartavya Road
• A revamped picnic spot friendly to Delhiites
• Outdoor meeting area
• Exclusive space for food kiosks and ice cream vendors with a new food sales area
• Six new parking lots
• Sanitary facilities for all the people in the group
• 16.5 km of pedestrians
• Advanced CCTV for security arrangements
In addition, the government has sent a circular to all departments and ministries instructing them to close their offices after lunch at 4 o’clock, encourage as many employees as possible to take public transport, and send non-essential staff to work from home. . The event is likely to attract a considerable number of VVIPs and guests. He will also inaugurate a statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at India Gate.
The C-Hexagon is where the official opening ceremony for Central Vista will take place.
Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate is connected through Central Vista Avenue and is considered one of the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi. The Republic Day parade and other ceremonial events that showcase the nation’s capital to the outside world are held on The Avenue. The 1.8 kilometers of renovated lawns and new amenities, which were built as part of the Rs 608 Crore project, were completed on Saturday. Construction of the project began on February 1 last year.
By building bridges to connect the gardens on either side of the reconstructed canals, more open space has been made available to the public. In addition, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the nodal agency for the project, built four pedestrian underpasses to facilitate access between the gardens.
Along the red granite walkways, there are more than 133 lamp posts, 4,087 trees, 114 pieces of contemporary signage, and terraced gardens. A government document states that there are about 900 lamp posts, including those in the gardens and along the Rajpath between Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. The project aims to restore the symmetry and order of the old buildings while preserving their historical relevance.
On Thursday, PM Modi will also launch an exhibition showcasing the before and after photos of Central Vista Avenue. An audiovisual presentation will be made.
A significant milestone was the Center’s announcement on Monday that Kartavya Path will be the new name for the path between the Rajpath and Central Vista grounds. The decision was made with the intention of eradicating the last vestiges of the British colony in the nation. The entire street and surroundings between the Netaji Statue and the Rashtrapati Bhavan are included in the Kartavya Path.
This exciting new change will bring more traffic to the venue to further reinstate the importance of these landmarks.