Tees January Road

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The 'Martyr's Column' at the Gandhi Smriti, the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.

Tees January Marg (Road), is a marg or road in Lutyens' Delhi, which was formerly called Albuquerque Road. The name of the road, 30 (or Tees in Hindi) January Marg, commemorates the martyrdom of Gandhi, on 30 January 1948. Mahatma Gandhi spent the last five months of his life, or 144 days, as guest of the Birla family, at Birla House at 5 Tees January Marg.[1] The Birla residence was purchased by the Government of India in 1966 to house the Gandhi Smriti.[1][2] Adjoining Gandhi Smriti, at 6 Tees January Marg, is the National Defence College of India.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Delhi's civic body, in 2008 unveiled major plans, first announced in 2006, to renovate Tees January Marg, Tees January Lane and adjacent roundabouts, at an estimated cost of Rs.7.63 crore. The plan involved development of frontage in front of Gandhi Smriti’s, new pedestrian paths, street lighting, horticulture, laying irrigation lines on both sides of the roads, and shifting of car and bus parking in front of Tees January Marg, Gandhi Smriti, and Claridges hotel to Tees January Lane, where new parking areas were to be developed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tushar A Gandhi, 'Let's Kill Gandhi!': A CHRONICLE OF HIS LAST DAYS, THE CONSPIRACY, MURDER. INVESTIGATIONS AND TRIAL (New Delhi, Delhi: Rupa & Co, 2007).pp 970-71
  2. ^ http://www.gandhismriti.gov.in/indexb.asp
  3. ^ Jha, Manisha (February 18, 2008). "A makeover for Gandhi Smriti". Hindu. Retrieved 31 October 2014.