Central Vista Avenue which will be open for public on 8th September spans from Vijay Chowk to India Gate in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this project. Central Vista Avenue comprises the Rajpath and India Gate lawns. The Central Vista Avenue Renovation Project modernized the avenue while restoring elements with heritage value. New public facilities have been added to make Central Vista Avenue safer and more accessible to all. The renovated area looks spacious, clean, green and with lots of useful upgrades.
According to a senior official of the Ministry of Urban Affairs, news agency, 74 historic light poles, all chain links have been restored, upgraded and reinstalled at the site. Similarly, the concrete boulders have been replaced with 1000+ white sandstone bollards to maintain the historical character of the complex and the pedestrians along the Rajpath have been paved with strong and durable material.
In addition, 16.5 km of walkways have been added along the Rajpath, across lawns, along canals, and into the India Gate complex. 987 concrete boulders have been installed. More than 900 new light poles have been added where necessary to ensure always a safe place for visitors.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police said that elaborate arrangements have been made for the event. Traffic restrictions will be imposed in some parts of central Delhi on September 8. General traffic will be diverted from specific roads from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Along with this, the government has also issued circular to all ministries/departments instructing non-essential employees to work from home, encouraging maximum employees to use public transport and opening offices after 4 pm after lunch. instructed to close. A large number of VVIPs and invitees are expected to attend the ceremony.
In another related development, Kartavya Path will be the new name of the refurbished Central Vista Avenue.
In addition, 16.5 km of walkways have been added along the Rajpath, across lawns, along canals, and into the India Gate complex.