From freedom fighters to political leaders, every one seems to have got a slice of the Capital as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Monday named about 30 colony parks, streets and a community centre after them. Ahead of municipal elections to be held next year, the MCD seems to have gone on a naming spree.
A small road in Malviya Nagar will be called Bhram Kumari Marg while a tiny park in Dilshad Garden will be called Maharaja Surajmal Park.
"Some names belong to famous people of the area. People from these areas come to the MCD with requests for naming the parks after them. After deliberations they are approved," said a senior MCD official.
The road connecting Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg with Bada Bazar will be called Mahinder Prakash Gupta Marg.
A newly-developed park in Arjun Park has been named after a festival and hence forth will be called Chhat Park.
In Pashchim Vihar, a newly-developed park will be called Late Shri Devi Ram Gupta Ji Park. On Monday, six parks of Subhash Nagar got christened Baba Deep Singh Ji Vatika, Baba Amarnath Vatika, Shri Krishan Vatika, Shri Ram Vatika, Swami Vivekanand Vatika and Parshuram Vatila. Shaheed Rajguru and Bhagat Singh got space in ward no 165 and Nehru Nagar respectively.
For road naming, proposals from individuals and organisations are first approved by the councillor of the ward. It is then sent to the road naming and renaming committee of the MCD which studies the proposal and checks their feasibility. Once the feasibility is established, the proposal is sent to the Standing Committee for approval following which it goes to the House for the final approval.