Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a stretch of the redeveloped Central Vista from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate that’s been renamed from Rajpath to Kartavya Path. He has also unveiled a 28 ft statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on Thursday. The Kartavya Path has red granite walkways, refurbished canals, state-wise food stalls, new amenity blocks, and vending kiosks.
Felt honoured to inaugurate the statue of Netaji Bose. pic.twitter.com/KPlFuwPh8z— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 8, 2022
Addressing the gathering in front of India Gate, Mr. Modi said: “Today, we are filling the picture of tomorrow with new colours, leaving behind the past. Today, this new aura is visible everywhere, it is the aura of confidence of new India. Kingsway, that is, Rajpath, the symbol of slavery, has become a matter of history from today and has been erased forever. Today, a new history has been created in the form of ‘Kartavya Path’. I congratulate all the countrymen for their freedom from yet another identity of slavery, in this Amrit Kaal of Independence.”
Formerly known as Kingsway before Independence and Rajpath since 1947, the stretch was renamed as Kartavya Path or “duty road” by the New Delhi Municipal Council on Wednesday.