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PM Modi Unveils Kartavya Path, Says “Rajpath Is History Now”: 10 Points

New Delhi:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a stretch of redeveloped Central Vista from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, which has been renamed from Rajpath to Kartavya Path. He also unveiled a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

This is the story in 10 important facts

  1. “Netaji Subhash was the first Prime Minister of Akhand Bharat who liberated Andaman even before 1947 and unfurled the tricolor,” Prime Minister MOdi said in his speech on the occasion.

  2. “If India followed the path of Subhash Babu after independence, what height would the country stand today! But alas, this great hero of ours was forgotten after independence. His views, even the symbols associated with him, became ignored,” Prime Minister Modi added. .

  3. Renaming Rajpath would be in line with Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day pledge to “remove traces of colonial mentality”. According to the government, it symbolizes a shift of the area as an icon from power to duty, public ownership and empowerment.

  4. “How can Rajpath make the rulers realize if the name is Raj? Rajpath is a symbol of oppression and slavery. Nowadays, the architecture has changed. Now, when MPs, ministers will walk on Kartavya Path, they will realize their responsibilities,” said Prime Minister modes. .

  5. Rajpath witnessed the dawn of India’s independence and organizes the annual Republic Day celebrations. This ceremonial boulevard running from the Raisina Hill complex to the India Gate was first known as Kingsway, a central axis in the city of ‘New’ Delhi, built after the British Raj moved its capital here from Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1911.

  6. The entire stretch has been renewed as part of the government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project. Not only has the area around India Gate been spruced up, the atmosphere will also change – towards a more organized setup. The Amar Jawan Jyoti – a tribute to fallen soldiers – that was the main feature of INdia Gate was moved to the National War Memorial earlier this year.

  7. The large statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, housed in the canopy of the India Gate, is the centerpiece. It is made of a monolithic block of granite that weighs 280 tons and is 28 feet long. A team of sculptors spent 26,000 hours in “intense artistic endeavor”.

  8. The government has allocated five special sales zones where 40 vendors each will be allowed, meaning the usual flow of ice cream vendors around the India Gate will now be replaced by a regulated system. It is one of the most popular places for locals and tourists alike. Two retail blocks with eight units each have also been built near India Gate.

  9. To ensure there is no theft or damage to the new features – signage, lamps, fountains – a large police force and 80 security guards would be deployed in the coming days.

  10. This is only part of the mega project. The Central Vista redevelopment will include a new parliament building, a common central secretariat, a new home and office of the prime minister, and a new enclave of the vice president.

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