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‘Kartavya Path’ to be Inaugurated by PM

‘Kartavya Path’- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges
    • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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‘Kartavya Path’ in News

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Kartavya Path’ on 8th September, 2022 at 7 PM.
  • Prime Minister will also unveil the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate on the occasion.



‘Kartavya Path’

  • About: The government of India has announced to change the name of Rajpath and Central Vista lawns into Kartavya Path to shed remnants of the British colony in India.
  • Key Features: 
    • On Kartavya Path, new pedestrian underpasses, improved parking spaces, new exhibition panels and upgraded night lighting are some other features that will enhance the public experience.
    • ‘Kartavya Path’ also includes a number of sustainability features like solid waste management, stormwater management, recycling of used water, rainwater harvesting, water conservation and energy efficient lighting systems, among others.
    • Kartavya Path will exhibit beautified landscapes, lawns with walkways, added green spaces, refurbished canals, new amenity blocks, improved signages and vending kiosks.
  • Significance: These steps are in line with Prime Minister’s second ‘Panch Pran’ for New India in Amrit Kaal: ‘remove any trace of colonial mindset’.
    • It will symbolise a shift from erstwhile Rajpath being an icon of power to Kartavya Path being an example of public ownership and empowerment.



Need for Development of ‘Kartavya Path’

  • Over the years, Rajpath and adjoining areas of the Central Vista Avenue had been witnessing pressure of increasing traffic of visitors, putting stress on its infrastructure.
  • It lacked basic amenities like public toilets, drinking water, street furniture and adequate parking space.
  • Further, there was inadequate signage, poor maintenance of water features and haphazard parking.
  • Also, a need was felt to organise the Republic Day parade and other National events in a less disruptive manner with minimal restrictions on public movement.
  • The redevelopment has been done bearing these concerns in mind while also ensuring the integrity and continuity of architectural character.



About the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate

  • About: The statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is being installed in the same place where a hologram statue of Netaji was unveiled earlier this year on Parakram Diwas.
  • Key Features: The Statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, made of granite, is a fitting tribute to the immense contribution of Netaji to our freedom struggle, and would be a symbol of the country’s indebtedness to him.
    • Crafted by Shri Arun Yogiraj, who was the main sculptor, the 28 feet tall statue has been carved from a monolithic granite stone and weighs 65 MT.


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