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  • New Delhi Municipal Council approved proposal to rename Rajpath
  • Proposal sent from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Entire stretch from Netaji statue to Rashtrapati Bhavan will now be known as 'Kartavya Path'

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Central Vista revamp: NDMC passes proposal, Rajpath to be called 'Kartavya Path' now

The objective behind the decision is said to purge remnants of the British colonial era.  

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Wednesday approved a proposal to rename Rajpath as 'Kartavya Path'.

Lok Sabha MP and NDMC member Meenakshi Lekhi said the proposal was approved in a special meeting of the NDMC Council.

"We have approved the proposal to rename Rajpath as Kartavya Path in the special Council meeting today," Lekhi said.

NDMC Vice Chairman Satish Upadhyay said the proposal was received from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

He said now the entire stretch and the area from the Netaji statue at India Gate to the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be known as 'Kartavya Path'.

The objective behind the decision is said to purge remnants of the British colonial era.

'Rajpath', formerly known as Kingsway, is a ceremonial boulevard that runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan and connects several historical places. It was named in honour of King George V.

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