Delhi's Dalhousie Road is now Dara Shikoh Road

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 6 (ANI): Delhi's Dalhousie Road has been renamed to Dara Shikoh Road. NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar announced the change in name of the road, which comes five months after Race Course Road was renamed Lok Kalyan Marg. Dara Shikoh was the elder brother of Mughal emperor Aurganzeb. The road, named after Lord Dalhousie who served as governor general of India from 1848-56, is located less than two km from Rashtrapati Bhawan. In 2015, the civic body had renamed Aurangzeb Road after former president APJ Abdul Kalam. The proposal to rename Dalhousie Road was put forward to the NDMC by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi. (ANI)