Red Fort to Remain Shut for Visitors Till January 31, ASI Order Doesn’t Mention Reason Behind Closure

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Farmers hoist flags on the Crimson Fort through the ‘tractor rally’ in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

Whereas the order doesn’t point out the rationale behind the closure, it refers to earlier orders of January 6 and January 18 whereby the long-lasting monument was closed from January 19 to January 22 attributable to a chicken flu alert.

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The Crimson Fort will stay closed for guests from January 27 to January 31, in keeping with an order issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Whereas the order doesn’t point out the rationale behind the closure, it refers to earlier orders of January 6 and January 18 whereby the long-lasting monument was closed from January 19 to January 22 attributable to a chicken flu alert.

The monument was additionally shut from January 22 to January 26 because of the Republic Day celebrations. Nonetheless, it was speculated to be open for guests on January 27, but it surely didn’t, sources stated. Sources stated after the violence that erupted within the Crimson Fort premises on January 26, the ASI has taken a choice to maintain the gates shut to take inventory of the damages.

Earlier on Wednesday, tradition and tourism minister Prahlad Patel visited the positioning and has sought a report on the incident from the ASI. “Visited the Crimson Fort at present morning and instructed the ASI DG to arrange a report on the incident and in addition lodge an FIR,” tweeted Singh after his go to.

Whereas it’s not clear if the long-lasting construction was broken in any method, through the minister’s tour one may see vandalised steel detector gate and ticket counter, and damaged shards of glass on the premises of the Crimson Fort. The minister had on Tuesday condemned the actions of the protesting farmers who entered the Crimson Fort and stated it violated the image of dignity of India’s democracy. “I don’t wish to say something on the problem but. I’ve sought a report, let it come,” Patel advised PTI.

There are 173 monuments in Delhi protected underneath the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It contains UNESCO World Heritage Websites — Crimson Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar.

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