Washington: A road in the US city of Edison will now be called 'Mehtani Way' in recognition of an Indian American whose chain of restaurants has contributed to
popularising Indian cuisine and enriching the culture and economy of the township.
The plaque of 'Mehtani Way' was unveiled by Jun Choi, the outgoing Mayor of the New Jersey city Edison, at a ceremony over the weekend in presence of Satish Mehtani, whose family runs a chain of Indian restaurants in New Jersey.
Noting that such a ceremonial honour is reserved for war veterans, Choi said: "It is the first time I am dedicating a street to an entrepreneur, Satish Mehtani, who has contributed
to enrich the culture and economy of Edison Township".
Edison has one of the largest concentrations of Indian Americans in the country.
Mehtani Way connects Oak Tree Road to Moghul Restaurant at Oak Tree Centre Mall, in the part of Edison that is known as 'Little India' as it has more than 300 South Asian businesses over a stretch of two miles.
Mehtani arrived in the US in March 1970 from India where he had won a 'Gold Medal' for the construction of an Indo-Swiss Training Centre for Council of Scientific and
First Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 13:15