NEW DELHI: According to the reports, the Aurangzeb road in the heart of the Lutyens’ bungalow zone, is set to be renamed after the former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The New Delhi Municipal Corporation under which the road comes, has taken a decision to rename the road.
Aurangzeb road is India’s one of the richest roads where the property prices are said to be high. Earlier, BJP Lok Sabha MP representing east Delhi Mahesh Girri had requested the prime Minister of India Mr.Narendra Modi to rename the Central Delhi’s Aurangzeb road after the late former president of India, who passed away recently.
Mr.Girri said, “In my opinion this is a great way of preserving Dr.Kalam’s memories and legacies forever.”
The road has been named after the 16th century Mughal emperor Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb, who ruled most of the Indian sub-continent from July 31, 1658 to March 3, 1707, the Times of India reports.
There were demands to rename the Aurangzeb road, from India’s right-wing groups, who say that the emperor was a cruel ruler.