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Kartavya Path Inauguration Highlights: Rajpath, a symbol of slavery, has now been consigned to history, says PM Modi

PM Modi To Inaugurate The Central Vista Avenue Today Highlights, Kartavya Path Inauguration Highlights: Kartavya Path is a stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, which will be like a green pathway with red granite walkways, state-wise food stalls, new amenity blocks, refurbished canals etc.

Kartavya Path Inauguration Highlights: Rajpath, a symbol of slavery, has now been consigned to history, says PM Modi
Inauguration of Central Vista Avenue and Kartavya Path by PM Narendra Modi Live Updates Here (Image Courtesy: PTI)

Kartavya Path Inauguration Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Kartavya Path’, previously known as Rajpath, in central Delhi today. Besides inaugurating the new stretch, PM Modi also unveiled a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the India Gate. Preparations have been made and tight security measures put in place ahead of the ceremony that began at 7 PM today.

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Kartavya Path is a stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, which will be like a green pathway with red granite walkways, state-wise food stalls, new amenity blocks, refurbished canals etc. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm when the PM will unveil the statue and inaugurate the revamped Vista avenue.

New signboard bearing ‘Kartavya Path‘ was unveiled today (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)

The PM in his Independence Day speech had announced “Paanch Pran” for a new India in “Amrit Kaal“. The Second Pran was to “remove any trace of colonial mindset.”

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The Prime Minister’s Office, in a statement, said that for many years, Rajpath and adjoining areas of Central Vista Avenue saw increased traffic of visitors, which put stress on its infrastructure. It lacked basic amenities including the public toilets, drinking water, and adequate parking space. A complete renovation of Central Vista avenue is just what was needed.

Delhi Police asks commuters to take alternate routes to avoid jams

Delhi Police has asked commuters to plan their routes ahead of the inauguration. People have been advised to take alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion at the last minute. According to a PTI report, the police have said that special arrangements have been made to ensure no inconvenience is caused to commuters and pedestrians. Traffic will be diverted from specific roads from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday.

According to the advisory, traffic movement will be diverted from roads such as Tilak Marg (from C-hexagon to Bhagwan Dass Road Crossing), Purana Quila Road (from C-hexagon to Mathura Road), Shershah Road (from C-hexagon to Mathura Road).

Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg (from C-hexagon to Subramanian Bharti Marg Crossing), Pandara Road (from C-hexagon to Subramanian Bharti Marg Crossing), Shahjahan Road (from C-hexagon to Q-point), Akbar Road (from C-hexagon to roundabout Mansingh Road), Ashoka Road (from C-hexagon to R/A Jaswant Singh Road), it said.

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Traffic movement will also be diverted on K G Marg (from C-hexagon to Madhav Rao Scindia Marg Crossing) and Copernicus Marg (from C-hexagon to Madhav Rao Scindia Marg Crossing), the advisory added.

Stay tuned to FinancialExpress.com for a minute-by-minute update on the launch, statue unveiling, and updates on routes to avoid today! (With Agency Inputs)

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Kartavya Path, Central Vista Avenue inauguration Live Updates

21:48 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: If India had followed path of Netaji…

Without taking Nehru's name, Modi said that “If India had followed path shown by Subhas Chandra Bose, then country would have reached a new high; sadly he was forgotten.” – PTI

21:47 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Rajpath was symbol of slavery, says PM Modi

He said that Kingsway or Rajpath, a symbol of slavery, has now been consigned to history and has been erased forever. PTI

21:46 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Renaming Rajpath is source of new energy for India, says PM Modi

Speaking after unveiling a 28-feet statue of Netaji and inaugurating Kartavya Path, the stretch of road from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate earlier known as Rajpath, Modi said the renaming has given the country a new energy and inspiration. – PTI

20:33 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Spirit of Rajpath has changed, says PM Modi

Rajpath was for the British for whom the people of India were slaves. It was a symbol of colonialism. Now, its architecture has changed, and its spirit has also changed: PM Modi – ANI

19:58 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: PM Modi inaugurates all new redeveloped Rajpath as Kartvyapath

19:39 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: PM Modi’s special gesture

PM Narendra Modi tells workers involved in redevelopment work of Central Vista avenue he will invite them for Republic Day parade: Officials.

19:15 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Netaji’s statue unveiled

PM Modi unveils the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose near India Gate and pays floral tributes to him

18:54 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Bengal CM’s reason for not accepting the invite

Mamata Banerjee says that an undersecretary “is not supposed to write to a CM inviting him or her”.

18:41 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Why Bengal CM is skipping the ceremony?

Banerjee claims Centre's invite 'lack of decency'.

18:29 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: New political drama

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to skip the ceremony.

18:09 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: How much Netaji’s idol weighs?

According to the latest reports, it weighs about seven tonnes.

17:47 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Netaji idol is made of granite – know the basics

The Netaji idol, which will be inaugurated by PM Modi later in the evening, is made of granite, a sculptor was quoted as saying.

17:35 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Minimal restrictions of public movemnet

The PMO says that Kartavya Path would help in easing the traffic movement and vehicular pressure.

17:26 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: PMO on importance of Kartavya Path

A statement from the PMO says that there was a need for a less disruptive way to mark the Republic Day parade.

16:43 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
From 6pm to 9pm traffic diverted from C hexagon: Patel Aalap Mansukh, DCP Traffic

Delhi | From 6pm to 9pm traffic diverted from C hexagon & 10 feeder roads leading to it. People requested not to use these roads. Over 450 traffic officials, 28 cranes, 50 bikes on duty to keep traffic flowing: Patel Aalap Mansukh, DCP Traffic before inauguration of 'Kartavyapath' (ANI)

16:23 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Govt highlights steps taken in 8 years to free country of ‘colonial mindset’

With the historic Rajpath in the heart of Delhi getting a new name, “Kartavya Path” (path of duty), the government has linked it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for freeing the country of a “colonial mindset” as part of the “five pledges” he invoked on the Independence Day, reported PTI. The government said the move is part of a continuous and conscious effort by the prime minister to shed the baggage of colonial legacy and colonial symbols and replace those with Indian traditions and strategic thought.

16:07 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: There are 16 bridges on the entire stretch

There are 16 bridges on the entire stretch. Boating will be allowed in two canals — one near the Krishi Bhawan and another around the Vanijya Bhawan. Stepped plazas have also been created at the India Gate precinct.

15:55 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Redevelopment of Vijay Chowk to Indian Gate stretch

Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Limited has executed the redevelopment of the entire stretch from Vijay Chowk to India Gate. The project was tendered at Rs 477 crore.

15:50 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: CPWD places 150 dust bins on the entire stretch

Apart from 400 benches and 600 new signages, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), an executing agency of the project, has placed 150 dust bins on the entire stretch.

15:42 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: ‘Kartavya Path’ to be pedestrian-friendly; four new underpasses built for pedestrian movement

According to a PTI report, four new pedestrian underpasses have been built at busy junctions to segregate vehicular traffic from pedestrian movement, making the street safe to cross. According to an official, 74 historic light poles and all chain links have been restored, upgraded and reinstalled on the site and more than 900 new light poles have been added where necessary to ensure that the space is always safe for visitors.

15:32 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Netaji statue carved by 40 sculptors
Delhi | I have made the model of the idol of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It was further carved by 40 sculptors. We are fortunate that the idol will be unveiled today at India Gate. It's 22 feet long & weighs 7 tonnes. It is made from granite stone: Naresh Kumawat, Sculptor pic.twitter.com/ODstya5yIK
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2022
15:21 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Appeal to political parties to work together for bringing Netaji’s remains to India, says Anita Bose

Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the unveiling of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue in New Delhi, the legendary freedom fighter's daughter Anita Bose-Pfaff urged political parties in the country to work towards bringing the ashes at Tokyo's Renkoji Temple to India, reported PTI. Modi will unveil the 28-foot statue of Bose at India Gate in the national capital on Thursday. “It was my father's ambition to experience a free India. Tragically his untimely death denied him this wish. I feel his remains should at least touch the soil of India and bring closure to the matter,” Bose-Pfaff, an economist, said in a statement issued from Germany. “Therefore, I appeal to the people of India and to all Indian political parties to unite in an apolitical and bipartisan manner to bring my father's mortal remains to India,” she said.

15:02 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: New signboards being installed in Delhi

A new signboard bearing 'Kartavya Path' is fixed near Taj Mansingh hotel following renaming of Rajpath as 'Kartavya Path', in New Delhi, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)

14:47 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Traffic diverted
Traffic diverted ahead of Central Vista inauguration

Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/mJ0kvuanDv#centralvistaavenue #centralvistainauguration #pmmodi #traffic pic.twitter.com/g0OvZlRuXR
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) September 8, 2022
14:43 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Check out recent pictures of Kartavya Path ahead of its inauguration

Delhi | Visuals ahead of the inauguration of 'Kartavya Path' & unveiling of the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at India Gate, by PM Narendra Modi today pic.twitter.com/X7ZvRr3XcB

— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2022

14:32 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Security personnel guard at the Kartavya Path today

Security personnel guard at the Kartavya Path ahead of the launch of the revamped Central Vista Avenue in New Delhi, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)

14:02 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Delhi Metro to provide bus service for Central Vista/India Gate commuters
Delhi Metro will provide bus service for those visiting India Gate/Central Vista from Sept 9 after Central Vista's inauguration. 6 buses will be operated from Bhairon Road to Gate No 1 of National Stadium C hexagon; to be available from 5 PM to 9 PM, initially for a week: DMRC pic.twitter.com/SZCiGnWniT
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2022
13:56 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: A beginning of new India

The PM in his Independence Day speech had announced “Paanch Pran” for a new India in “Amrit Kaal”. The Second Pran was to “remove any trace of colonial mindset.”

13:55 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Preparation galore at Kartavya Path for evening ceremony

New signboard bearing 'Kartavya Path' unveiled following the change of Rajpath to Kartavya Path, in New Delhi, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.

13:50 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Preparation galore for Kartavya Path inauguration

Preparations are in full swing for the inauguration ceremony today.

12:58 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Traffic police advisory

The DTC has been requested to organise a 'park and ride' facility from the following pick-up points to C-hexagon — Bhairon Road, Rajghat, Connaught Place and JLN stadium, the traffic police advisory added People are advised to avoid using their private vehicles and cabs to travel to Central Vista, reported PTI. Instead, they should use public transport or avail 'park and ride' facility, the traffic police advisory added.

12:55 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: New ‘Kartavya Path’ signboard unveiled

New signboard bearing 'Kartavya Path' unveiled following the change of Rajpath to Kartavya Path, in New Delhi, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)

12:45 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Traffic advisory for today

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) and other public transport authorities are also requested to plan the movement of their fleet vehicles in advance and avoid the above-mentioned roads, the advisory stated.

12:34 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Netaji statue to be unveiled today

The statue of Bose, which will be unveiled by the Prime Minister, is being installed at the same place where a hologram of Netaji was unveiled earlier this year on Parakram Diwas (January 23) by the PM. Crafted by Arun Yogiraj, the 28 feet tall statue has been carved from a monolithic granite stone and weighs 65 MT.

12:16 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Rajpath and adjoining areas of the Central Vista Avenue lacked basic amenities

In a statement, the prime minister's office said over the years, Rajpath and adjoining areas of the Central Vista Avenue had been witnessing pressure of increasing traffic of visitors, putting stress on its infrastructure, a PTI report said. It lacked basic amenities like public toilets, drinking water, street furniture and adequate parking space. Further, there was inadequate signage, poor maintenance of water features and haphazard parking.

12:02 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Amit Shah shares video of Kartavya Path, Click on the link to watch
कर्तव्यपथ पर अडिग नया भारत… pic.twitter.com/iNug0esMjx
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 7, 2022
11:49 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Vendors Set Up Stalls Near India Gate for Public

The CPWD has reportedly set up five vending zones where 40 vendors each will be allowed and two blocks near the India Gate with eight shops each. Some states have shown their interest to set up their food stalls. The entire stretch has been revamped under the Modi government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project.

11:40 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: From ‘Rajpath’ to ‘Kartavya path!
Delhi | A signboard showing the way to 'Kartavya Path' has been placed at Man Singh Road

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate 'Kartavya Path' and unveil the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at India Gate in Delhi today. pic.twitter.com/rA5izS3pph
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2022
11:38 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Diversion on these roads – Part 3

Traffic movement will also be diverted on K G Marg (from C-hexagon to Madhav Rao Scindia Marg Crossing) and Copernicus Marg (from C-hexagon to Madhav Rao Scindia Marg Crossing), the advisory said.

11:36 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Diversion on these roads – Part 2

Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg (from C-hexagon to Subramanian Bharti Marg Crossing), Pandara Road (from C-hexagon to Subramanian Bharti Marg Crossing), Shahjahan Road (from C-hexagon to Q-point), Akbar Road (from C-hexagon to roundabout Mansingh Road), Ashoka Road (from C-hexagon to R/A Jaswant Singh Road), the advisory said.

11:34 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Diversion on these roads – Part 1

According to the advisory, traffic movement will be diverted from roads such as Tilak Marg (from C-hexagon to Bhagwan Dass Road Crossing), Purana Quila Road (from C-hexagon to Mathura Road), Shershah Road (from C-hexagon to Mathura Road).

11:30 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Yogi Adityanath commends Central Vista launch
कर्म ही पूजा है।

दिल्ली का 'राजपथ' अब 'कर्तव्य पथ' कहलाएगा।

यह भारत का सनातन उद्घोष है।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) September 7, 2022
11:24 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: PM Modi to unveil Netaji statue today

PM Modi will unveil a 28ft statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose near India Gate today!

11:20 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Around 80 security guards will keep an eye on the stretch

An official in the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said there would be heavy deployment of police personnel and security guards to ensure that there is no theft and damage to newly-installed facilities, reported PTI. Around 80 security guards will keep an eye on the stretch.

11:10 (IST) 8 Sep 2022
Kartavya Path Live: Delhi HC, Patiala House Court to Close at 3 PM

Delhi High Court and Patiala House Court will close at 3PM in view of Central Vista inauguration.

Kartavya Path, Central Vista Avenue inauguration Live Updates

First published on: 08-09-2022 at 11:03 IST