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How was the current Kartavya Path built?

The Kartavya Path, which extends from the Rashtrapati Bhawan to the India Gate, is one of the most visited tourist places in Delhi. It is used for Republic Day parade of our nation and various other ceremonial functions which showcase the nation’s Capital to the world.

The Path comprises of 3 km long tree-lined stretch from the Viceroy’s House to the All India War Memorial, flanked by green spaces and water channels. It was designed using exemplary urban planning instruments, including: a strong axis (from the ridge of Raisina Hill towards the Jamuna river), an emphasised focal point, formation of important nodes, and a definitive termination point. Post-Independence, the streets were also renamed: King’s Way was renamed to Rajpath which is now known as Kartavya Path, and Queen’s Way became Janpath. The Viceroy’s House became the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the All India War Memorial became the India Gate. These buildings in the Central Vista stand apart as iconic monuments of the Republic of India.

Need for Redevelopment of the Kartavya Path

The original stretch of the Kartavya Path has undergone multiple changes over the course of time. Despite the evolution, the Path remains to be an important public space for the citizens of our nation. Several modifications were made to the Kartavya Path, post-independence. An additional cross street (Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg) and node was added in order to cater to the increasing city traffic by improving north-south city connectivity. The landscape also started getting altered, with a new row of trees added in the 1980’s. ... Read More

A World Class Avenue, With Modern Amenities

As a part of the Central Vista Master Plan, the Kartavya Path has been refurbished, its infrastructure upgraded, and new social amenities have been provided, while retaining its essential character, retrofitted and refurbished to upgrade it to befitting quality.

Pedestrian Friendly Underpasses A Transit Plaza has been developed, which shall manage the citizen footfall in a more efficient manner. Simultaneously, pedestrian underpass ensures safety and smooth transit for citizens.

Ample Parking Space The refurbished area has defined parking spaces for visitors and tourists, ensuring less congestion caused due to haphazard parking of vehicles in and around the Avenue.

New Stepped Garden As a part of the redevelopment of Kartavya Path lawn and walkways, the refurbished path has beautifully designed stepped gardens and refurbished canals, which contributes to the overall beautification of public spaces.

Bridges Across Canals Refurbished canals and bridges contributes to the overall beautification of the public spaces.

New and Improved Additional Public Amenities The improved area has drinking water facilities, toilets and vending areas. Additionally, an Amphitheatre is also planned to come up near the India Gate. Some of the other changes include CCTVs, signages for citizen convenience as well as rainwater harvesting systems at designated locations.

Signage Designs that are Innovative and Modern The new signs are legible - font, colours, text, icons, and symbols that clearly depicts activity in and around the area. It emphasises the area's distinctive qualities and advantages. The goal is to create long-lasting and durable signage that is both robust and easy to maintain, as well as a design that can be used both now and in the future.

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Inauguration of Kartavya Path

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Trees of the Kartavya Path