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Govt has ‘not received’ any proposal to rename Akbar Road in Delhi

delhi Updated: May 12, 2016 00:11 IST
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(Representative image) Urban Development Ministry said it has not received any proposal for renaming Akbar Road.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Urban Development Ministry said on Wednesday that it has “not received” any proposal for renaming Akbar Road to Maharana Pratap Road in the heart of the national capital.

The remark comes in the wake of reports that the ministry has “rejected” the proposal of Haryana chief minister ML Khattar, seeking rechristening of Akbar Road in Lutyens’ Delhi, where Congress’ headquarters is also situated.

“Urban Development Ministry has not received any suggestion in this regard,” a source said.

Reports suggested that Khattar had requested Union minister VK Singh to get the road renamed after the 16th century Mewar ruler who is known for fighting the Mughals.

Last year, the government had renamed Aurangzeb Road in the Lutyens’ Bunglow Zone after former president late APJ Abdul Kalam, despite opposition from various quarters.