Netaji Statue At India Gate Canopy And Central Vista Avenue With Lawns Spread Over 700 Acres

| Updated: September 13, 2022 6:26 pm

A statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose unveiled by the prime minister on 8 September. The 28-ft granite statute crafted by sculptor Arun Yogiraj. The black granite statue has carved from a monolithic block of granite , weighing 280 metric tones. The statue took over 26000 hours which transported from Telangana to new Delhi.

The monolithic statue, carved out of a single block of granite, has been installed under the India Gate canopy, in the same location where Modi had unveiled a holographic version of the statue on the occasion of Parakram Diwas on January 23, earlier this year.

Redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue is one of the biggest dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When the beginning of this project opposition were criticize due to its costs and expenditure. But lots of criticism and comments finally this project is completed. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Central Vista Avenue which is in the heart of national capital.

 The new look vista covers walkways, benches, more lights and spruced-up lawns which all are spread over 700 acres. The project costs approx. 477 crore Rupees.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) approved the renaming of Rajpath to Kartavya Path. Rajpath reminds the history of the British Empire. Architects Edward Lutyens and Herbert Baker envisaged a new city which would serve as the centre of administration in the country. Over the next two decades, the central vista was constructed and was inaugurated in 1931. The avenue stretches Rastrapati Bhavan, formerly Viceroy’s House to India Gate. The entry points of the stretch display green boards reading the new name ‘Kartavya Path’.

For the second time in the history inauguration of the redeveloped vista has been done. They have been replanted with different species of grass appropriate to location, Storm water drains have been included to prevent water-logging. Storm water drains have been included to prevent water-logging.

About 16.5 km of new paved walkways have been added on the stretch in the form of sidewalks and walkways over lawns and across the canals. A part of the area beyond the canals has been set aside for parking.

Parking lots for 1,117 cars and 35 buses, and designated areas for app-based taxis and auto rickshaws.

Comprises 106 toilets among which 64 toilets for women,32 for men and the other 10 for the differently abled. Usually this kind of public places does not have this special toilets for differently abled people. 16 permanent bridges, and 140 new trees.

The railings of the bridges are made of red sandstone with carved jaalis. Over 900 light poles have also been added.

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