Prime Minister Narendra Modi will likely inaugurate the revamped Central Vista Avenue stretching from the Vijay Chowk to the India Gate on September 8.
Considered the most popular public space in the city, the redeveloped stretch has red granite walkways spread around 1.1 lakh square meters with greenery, more than 133 light poles along the Rajpath, 4,087 trees, 114 modern signages, and stepped gardens.
This is the first project completed under the Modi government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan.
According to an official document, there are more than 900 light poles, including those in the gardens and along the Rajpath between the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the India Gate, a move aimed at making Central Vista more pedestrian-friendly round the clock.
New red granite walkways spreading 1,10,457 square meters along the Rajpath have been constructed, replacing bajri sand that lined the ground earlier.
As many as 987 concrete bollards have been installed at the Rajpath. Further, 1,490 modern-look maintenance holes have replaced the earlier ones.
The redevelopment of the Central Vista — the nation’s power corridor — envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a joint central secretariat, revamping the three-km Rajpath, a new prime minister’s residence and office, and a new vice-president’s enclave.