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How was the current Central Vista Avenue built?

The Central Vista Avenue, 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 Avenue 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 Central Vista Avenue streets were also renamed: King’s Way became Rajpath 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 Central Vista Avenue

The original stretch of the Central Vista Avenue has undergone multiple changes over the course of time. Despite the evolution, the Avenue remains to be an important public space for the citizens of our nation. Several modifications were made to the Central Vista Avenue, 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 Central Vista Avenue will be refurbished, its infrastructure upgraded, and new social amenities will be provided, while retaining its essential character, retrofitted and refurbished to upgrade it to befitting quality.

Pedestrian Friendly Underpasses A Transit Plaza is being developed, which shall manage the citizen footfall in a more efficient manner. Simultaneously, pedestrian underpass is also being developed to ensure safety and smooth transit for citizens.

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

Special Amenities for Vending The refurbished avenue is designed to provide dedicated space for vending. This will lead to decongestion of the iconic stretch, while ensuring convenient access to citizens

New Stepped Gardens and Refurbished Canals As a part of the redevelopment of Rajpath lawn and walkways, the refurbished Avenue will have beautifully designed stepped gardens and refurbished canals, which will contribute to overall beautification of public spaces.

New and Improved Additional Public Amenities The Avenue will also have 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 as rainwater harvesting system at designated locations.

Signage Designs that are Innovative and Modern The new signs will be acceptable for usage since they will have legible - font, colours, text, icons, and symbols that will depict activity in and around the Avenue area. It will emphasise 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.

Transformation Underway...

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Video Tour of the Central Vista Avenue Construction

Project Progress in Images

Trees of the Central Vista Avenue