‘Rajpath’ Erased From Signboards Close to India Gate After Being Renamed As Kartavya Path

Rajpath written on one of many signages was scrapped close to India Gate.

New Delhi:

The previous title of New Delhi’s ceremonial boulevard — Rajpath — has been scraped off the signages mounted across the periphery of the India Gate hexagon, after its rechristening to ‘Kartavya Path’.

The transfer comes after the world’s civic physique lately issued a discover approving the renaming of the historic street at its particular assembly on September 7.

Signages across the India Gate hexagon are mounted on stainless steel-made unipoles with horizontal plates bearing white textual content on inexperienced background.

Late Friday night time, one of many signages with three inexperienced plates bore title of two streets — Sher Shah Suri Marg and Dr Zakir Hussain Marg — whereas ‘Rajpath’ inscribed earlier within the high plate could possibly be seen scraped off, as additionally from different signages that bore the previous title.

Sources within the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) mentioned the erasure of ‘Rajpath’ from signages have been being taken up by authorities engaged on the redevelopment mission after the official nod to the rechristening. It will likely be changed with ‘Kartavya Path’.

New, huge signages bearing the brand new nomenclature of the ceremonial boulevard have been put up on the streetsides. Many youths have been seen taking selfies with new signages bearing ‘Kartavya Path’ on a large shining inexperienced board erected on the erstwhile Rajpath.

“These new inexperienced boards bearing ‘Kartavya Path’ (in 4 languages) on the previous Rajpath have been put in by Central Vista mission authorities consistent with a theme,” an official mentioned.

Comparable thematic signages bearing ‘C-Hexagon’ have additionally been put in round its periphery.

Rajpath was referred to as Kingsway in the course of the British rule, whereas Janpath was referred to as Queensway. Each historic streets have been renamed quickly after Independence.

Union Minister of State for Exterior Affairs and Tradition Meenakshi Lekhi, who can be a member of the NDMC, had on September 7 mentioned: “Nevertheless, after 75 years of independence, it’s felt that the title of Rajpath must be modified, in tune with the values and ideas of democracy and a up to date, new India. The Kartavya Path can even encourage everybody who go to or cross the street to carry out their duties in direction of the nation, the society and their households,” she mentioned.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the ‘Kartavya Path’ on September 8 and it was thrown open to the general public from September 9. He had urged individuals to take selfies with it and add it on social media.

In his deal with after the inauguration, he mentioned Kingsway or Rajpath, a “image of slavery”, has now been consigned to historical past and has been erased ceaselessly.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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