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The project aims to cater to people travelling to the offices being built along Rajpath, now remanned as Kartavya Path, as part of the Central Vista project.
Apart from the fines, the enforcement department has also seized hundreds of vending goods like ice boxes, ice-cream trolley, counters and utensils etc from street vendors, a second NDMC official said.
The building, which is expected to function from the upcoming winter session of the House, will also provide easier access to resources and materials to both members and citizens, officials familiar with the matter said.
The Freemasons Society, one of the oldest fraternal organisations in the world was established in 1717 in England, and for years misunderstood as a “secret society”.
The 200m subterranean tunnel will cost ₹21.3 crore. The development of the ₹206 crore Vice President’s Enclave started earlier this year and is expected to be ready by January.
After 19 months, India Gate was a viable weekend hang-out spot for residents of the national capital, who turned up in hordes at the iconic monument and the revamped Kartavya Path on Saturday, with crowds peaking in the evening, as visitors thronged the area for a glimpse of a drone show and the new statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The measures, authorities said, will continue for at least a couple of days more and a final call on their continuation will be taken later. Though fewer people visited the Vista lawns during the day, hundreds turned up in the evening to watch the the cultural events that was planned by the Centre.
The eternal fire of Amar Jawan Jyoti has been taken from under the monumental arch and merged with the fire at the National War Memorial. There are no ice-cream carts, no chai-sellers with kettles in buckets.
Published on Sep 10, 2022 06:27 AM IST
Police said the area received a floating crowd of 8,000-10,000 during the day, which increased to 15,000 in the evening. Police officials said the area received a footfall of 1 lakh visitors over the course of the day.
One element was missing from this familiar air of festivity associated with the India Gate --- ice cream trolleys and snack vendors were missing from the immediate vicinity of the monument, ostensibly due to security reasons.
The show started around 8.35 pm and lasted for 10 minutes. People tried to capture the moments on their mobile phone cameras, some moved around while many lay on the lawns to enjoy it.
Published on Sep 09, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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The 3-km-long stretch, home to several iconic structures has been undergoing a major revival for the past two years. The Central Vista redevelopment project was a bold and timely decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Delhi traffic police officers said 500 traffic police personnel were deployed in the area to manage traffic in and around India Gate. All 10 roads leading to the C-Hexagon were barricaded to divert vehicles towards alternative routes prescribed for motorists.
The New Delhi Municipal Council, which oversees the New Delhi district, is set to spruce up eight stretches in the general vicinity of the intersection: Tilak Marg, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, Pandara Road, Tolstoy Marg, Hailey Road, Tansen Marg and Babar Road.
India Gate and the popular public spaces around it donned festive attire for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, even though the area was, for much of the evening, cordoned off for members of the public.
In a nearly 90-minute event, PM Modi unveiled a 28-feet-high statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, talked about the importance of the freedom fighter in establishing ideals of courage and independence, and extolled his government’s record in developing physical, digital and cultural infrastructure.
Central Vista Avenue inauguration: Modi on Thursday inaugurated Kartavya Path - the rechristened stretch of road between Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate earlier known as Rajpath, part of the government's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project.
Modi told the workers that he would invite all of them who worked on the redevelopment project of Central Vista for the Republic Day parade on January 26.
The revamped stretch is part of the Modi government's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project being built at a cost of ₹13,450-crore.
The statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been installed in the same place where a hologram statue of Netaji was unveiled earlier this year on Parakram Diwas.
The inauguration ceremony will begin at 7 pm when PM Modi will unveil the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the revamped stretch.
Updated on Sep 08, 2022 12:32 PM IST
Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin
The avenue continued to be the centre of political and administrative power after Independence, even as it was renamed Rajpath, from Kingsway. The lawns and fountains along the stretch also became one of the most popular public spaces in the Capital.
Updated on Sep 08, 2022 12:02 PM IST
, New DelhiSadia Akhtar
The ceremony will begin at 7pm, when the PM will unveil the statue and inaugurate the revamped Vista avenue. The entire stretch is lined with lush lawns, 16.5km of red granite walkways, refurbished canals, repaired and polished facades, public amenities, special vending zones and improved signages.
Anticipating a rush in the initial weeks, the Delhi Police has been asked to provide additional personnel in the area, officials of the Union housing and urban affairs ministry said, requesting anonymity. The area has been closed for 19 months.
Updated on Sep 08, 2022 07:04 AM IST
, New DelhiRisha Chitlangia
Executive Enclave under Central Vista that will house the new Prime Minister's Office and the Cabinet Secretariat is yet receive nod by the Delhi State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).
Published on Aug 09, 2022 04:33 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
Originally proposed to be completed by August 15 this year to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence, the structure is to be 134m tall, and is being planned to “realise the grand vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat”, said the Central Public Works Department’s design brief.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 04:23 AM IST