The popular Aurangzeb Road, named after the Mughal ruler Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb in Central Delhi that links a few of the most important sites in the area has been renamed. The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has decided to rename the Aurangzeb Road as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road.
The NDMC took this move after getting clearance from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The area located around Aurangzeb Road is considered as one of the most expensive properties on the Indian subcontinent. The road links the Shahjahan Road and Safdarjung road. A few of the most expensive hotels in India are located on this road.
Noted members of the NDMC were more than willing to make the move. The Chief Minister of Delhi and also an NDMC member, Arvind Kejriwal, announced in a tweet saying, “Congrats. NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road to A P J Abdul Kalam Road.” According to BJP MP, Meenakshi Lekhi, the government has been receiving proposals to change the name of Aurangzeb road since 2014. The decision to change the name was unanimous after the demise of ex-President of India, Abdul Kalam.