Aurangzeb Road in Lutyen’s Delhi will soon be known as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Friday giving its nod in this regard.
“There were requests from certain sections of the society for changing the name of the road as a tribute to the former President. The matter was placed before the council today, which unanimously gave a go ahead for the same,” NDMC vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar said.
“Congrats. NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road to APJ Abdul Kalam Road,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
Following Kalam’s demise, there had been a demand from many sections of the society for dedicating a road after him as a token of love and tribute to the “missile man”.