New Delhi, Sep 05: When Rajpath reopens to the general public subsequent week after a 20-month gap, the site visitors get to peer a remodeled Central Vista Avenue, consisting of new amenity blocks and committed merchandising zones with the intention to update the ice-cream carts and different avenue carriers that used to line the road.
According to Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry officers on Saturday, the brand new appearance of the 2-km Central Vista Avenue, which stretches from India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan, turned into possibly be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 8, and then it might be open to the general public the next day.
The redevelopment of the popular public space in the heart of the Capital started after the Republic Day parade in 2021 and was supposed to be completed by November last year.
Though it missed the deadline, Rajpath turned into ready for the parade on January 26 this year. After the parade, the paintings resumed, even as Rajpath remained closed to the general public.
Among the additions to the location might be 5 merchandising zones at the back of the India Gate lawns with an area for 40 vendors each, which might encompass some ice cream carts, in step with a senior legit.
Earlier, the ice-cream carts, toy sellers, and other street food vendors would be lined up along Rajpath. In addition, two zones on either side of India Gate might have 8 stalls each.
These, sources familiar with the development, and stated that street food from 16 states, had been decided on through Delhi Tourism.
A supply stated Delhi Tourism turned into seeking to have some of those stalls prepared for the inauguration, with the relaxation being opened later.
Picnics might now no longer be allowed at the lawns withinside the stretch from India Gate till Mansingh Road, even as regions at the back of the lawns have been opened to the general public with the addition of 16 permanent bridges over the canals, officers stated.
Eight amenity blocks with toilets, kiosks, and ingesting water in addition to parking plenty for a complete of 1,100 vehicles might be to be had withinside the areas past the canals.
Boating might be allowed withinside the canals at the back of Krishi Bhawan and Vanjiya Bhawan, officials stated.
The first month after the reopening might see heavy police presence in view of the expected massive numbers of site visitors, the senior legit stated.
Around 50 safety guards, three hundred CCTV cameras, and a management room for the police might additionally be in location, the legit stated.
New lights, benches, signage, grass, and flora had been installed location for the opening. On Saturday, people gave the brand new underpasses and refurnished canals the completing touches. The legit stated even as a few minor works can also additionally continue, Rajpath might be open to the general public from next week.