All You Need To Know About Central Vista Avenue

By Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

Sept 11, 2022

The total cost of Central Vista Avenue is estimated at  ₹477 crores.

The Central Vista Avenue, which extends from the Rashtrapati Bhawan to the India Gate, is one of the most visited tourist places in Delhi.

It is used for Republic Day parade of our nation and various other ceremonial functions which showcase the nation’s Capital to the world.

The Avenue comprises of 3 km long tree-lined stretch from the Viceroy’s House to the All India War Memorial, flanked by green spaces and water channels.

It was developed using outstanding urban planning tools, including a strong axis (from Raisina Hill to the Jamuna river), a prominent focal point, and vital nodes.

Post-Independence, the Central Vista Avenue streets were also renamed: King’s Way became Rajpath and Queen’s Way became Janpath.

The Viceroy’s House became the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the All India War Memorial became the India Gate.

These buildings in the Central Vista stand apart as iconic monuments of the Republic of India.

PM Modi, on Sept 8, opened the avenue for public.