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    Kartavya Path Highlights: PM Narendra Modi unveils Netaji Bose statue, inaugurates Kartavya Path

    Kartavya Path Highlights: PM Narendra Modi unveils Netaji Bose statue, inaugurates Kartavya Path

    Kartavya Path Highlights: PM Narendra Modi unveils Netaji Bose statue, inaugurates Kartavya Path
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    Kartavya Path Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurate the newly-christened Kartavya Path -- a stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate that will have red granite walkways with greenery all around, refurbished canals, state-wise food stalls, new amenity blocks and vending kiosks. According to the government, it symbolises a shift from erstwhile Rajpath being an icon of power to Kartavya Path being an example of public ownership and empowerment. Modi will also unveil a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate. These steps are in line with the Prime Minister's second 'Panch Pran' for New India in Amrit Kaal: 'remove any trace of colonial mindset', it said. The redevelopment project of the Central Vista -- the nation's power corridor -- envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat, revamping the three-km Rajpath, a new prime minister's residence and office, and a new vice-president's enclave. The traffic police has made arrangements to ensure smooth vehicular movement in central Delhi where restrictions have been imposed for the event. General traffic movement will be diverted from specific roads from 6 pm to 9 pm, officials said.

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    Today, if the Rajpath ceases to exist and has become a duty path. If today the statue of Netaji has been replaced by removing the mark of the statue of George V, So this is not the first example of abandonment of the slavery mentality. This is neither the beginning nor the end: PM Modi

    Today India has its ideals, its own dimensions. Today India's resolutions are ours, our goals are ours. Today our paths are ours, our symbols are ours: PM Modi

    On the completion of 75 years of independence, India has kept the vision of 'Panch Prana' for itself. In these five souls, there is determination for big goals of development, there is inspiration for duties. It calls for giving up the slavery mentality. There is a sense of pride in our heritage: PM Modi

    Netaji had imagined what it would be like to hoist the tricolor at the Red Fort. I personally experienced this feeling when I had the privilege of hoisting the tricolor at the Red Fort on the occasion of 75 years of the Azad Hind government: PM Modi

    If after independence our India had followed the path of Netaji Bose, what heights would the country be at today! But unfortunately, this great hero of ours was forgotten after independence. Their ideas, even the symbols associated with them, were ignored: PM Modi

    Subhas Chandra Bose was such a great man who was beyond the challenge of position and resources. Such was his acceptance that the whole world considered him a leader. He had courage and self-respect. He had ideas, he had vision. He had leadership ability, had policies, says PM Modi

    Subhas Chandra Bose was such a great man who was beyond the challenge of position and resources. Such was his acceptance that the whole world considered him a leader. He had courage and self-respect. He had ideas, he had vision. He had leadership ability, had policies, says PM Modi

    Today a huge statue of our national leader Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has also been installed near India Gate.  At the time of slavery, there was a statue of the representative of the British Raj. Today the country has also established the life of a modern, strong India by establishing the statue of Netaji at the same place, says PM Modi

    I congratulate all the countrymen for their freedom from yet another identity of slavery, in this nectar of independence, says PM Modi

    Kingsway, as in Rajpath, is now history. It has been vanished forever. Today, with the inauguration of Kartavya Path a new era begins: PM Modi

    PM Modi inaugurates Kartvya Path

    India is set to write a new history, says Hardeep Singh Puri

    PM Modi arrives to inaugurate the exhibition of 'before and after' of Kartavya Path

    Following the unveiling of Netaji Bose's statue, PM Modi arrives to inaugurate the exhibition of the 'before and after' of Kartavya Path 

    'Shramjeevis' will be invited to Republic Day parade

    PM Modi told 'Shramjeevis' that he will invite all of them who worked on the redevelopment project of Central Vista for the January 26 Republic Day parade 

    Watch the unveiling of the statue here

    PM Modi unveils Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue near India gate, see pics

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

    A historic programme begins soon, tweets PMO 

    Singer Mohit Chauhan on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose statue 

    "I think it's a great gesture. We need to give respect to the people who fought for the country," says singer Mohit Chauhan on the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose near India Gate in Delhi. The statue will be unveiled by PM Modi soon.

    Biren Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia at the inauguration event

    This is a new beginning. The colonial mindset has to be eliminated, says Manipur CM N Biren Singh on renaming of Rajpath as Kartavya Path. We have to remain committed to the welfare and development of India, says Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on renaming of Rajpath. 

    Over 80 private security guards to be deployed to prevent theft, damage to facilities around 'Kartavya Path'

    With the inauguration of "Kartavya Path" from Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate, more than 80 private security guards will keep an eye on the entire stretch, besides police personnel, to prevent incidents of theft and damage to the newly-installed facilities, officials said on Thursday. According to an official, there will be heavy deployment of police personnel and security guards for at least two months. However, no major restrictions for visitors will be in place.

    Mamata to skip statue unveiling, says Centre "lacked decency" in sending invite

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday criticised the Centre's "lack of decency" in sending an invite to her through an undersecretary for the unveiling ceremony of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue in New Delhi. Banerjee also noted that an undersecretary "is not supposed to write to a CM inviting him or her". "I recently received an invite from an undersecretary asking me to remain present at Netaji's statue unveiling ceremony, to be presided over by the Prime Minister. An undersecretary cannot write to a chief minister inviting her. This reflects a lack of decency. The Union cultural minister, too, seemed to have found no time to write to me. I didn't go. I garlanded Netaji's statue in Kolkata this afternoon," she said.

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    Delhi Metro to provide bus services for Central Vista visitors from Friday

     

    People who wish to visit revamped Central Vista can avail e-bus services which the Delhi Metro will run for a week from Friday. The Delhi Metro said it will provide bus service for those visiting India Gate or Central Vista from September 9 after the inauguration. Visitors can board the buses from Bhairon Road, Rajghat, Connaught Place (near Palika Bazaar parking) and JLN Stadium, it said. The electric buses deployed by Delhi Metro will pick up the visitors from Bhairon Road and will drop off at Gate No.1 of the National Stadium facing C-Hexagon from where the India Gate or Central Vista can be accessed by walk, the DMRC said. This facility will be available initially for a week, it added.

    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)

    Delhi: From 6 pm to 9 pm traffic diverted from C hexagon and 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, says Patel Aalap Mansukh, DCP Traffic, before the inauguration of 'Kartavyapath'.

    The CPWD, an executing agency of the project, has set up five vending zones where 40 vendors each will be allowed and according to the plan, they will not be allowed to sell their items to visitors in the garden area. There would be two blocks near the India Gate and each block has eight food shops.

    From Kingsway to Kartavya Path -- the journey of majestic Rajpath

     

    From witnessing the dawn of Independence to playing host to annual Republic Day celebrations for over seven decades, the historic Rajpath in India's power capital has seen colonial rule and basked in the glory of a free, democratic nation. The ceremonial boulevard of the national capital running from the Raisina Hill complex to India Gate began its journey as Kingsway, a majestic central axis in the heart of New Delhi that was built here after the imperial seat of the administration was shifted from Calcutta (now Kolkata) as announced by British monarch King George V in 1911. Soon after Independence, Kingsway was renamed to Rajpath and Queensway running perpendicular to it was rechristened as Janpath. Now, Rajpath has been renamed as Kartavya Path.

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