New Delhi, Sep 8 (UiTV/IANS) – Nearly 101 acres of lawns have been replanted with different species of grass at the refurbished Central Vista Avenue set to be inaugurated on Thursday evening by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Moreover, proper slopes and drain channels have been integrated to minimise damage caused by the stagnation of water.
Apart from this, original Jamun trees have been preserved and all existing trees have been surveyed and catalogued.
Officials said that a comprehensive planting strategy has been developed, based on the original formal planting pattern, and 140 new trees have already been planted.
They said that 16 permanent bridges have been built over the canals, making the space beyond the canals accessible for public use. A part of this space has been designed as parking for buses, two-wheelers, cars, app-based taxis, and auto-rickshaws.
Besides, 19 acres of total canal area have been refurbished and reinforced. Canals have been fitted with necessary infrastructure like aerators. Canal walls have been reinforced with robust and durable material to prevent seepage.
Infrastructure such as stormwater pipes, power cables, transmission cables for Doordarshan, and other important conduits have been consolidated in underground trenches that enable efficient and easy periodic maintenance.
Officials said that under the project the avenue has been refurbished while restoring elements with heritage value ensuring integrity and continuity of the Avenue’s architectural character.
Earlier, on Wednesday, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) approved a proposal to rename Rajpath as ‘Kartavya Path’. Following the approval, the entire stretch and area from the Netaji statue at India Gate to the Rashtrapati Bhavan is now known as Kartavya Path.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the refurbished Kartavya path or Central Vista Avenue on Thursday.