New Delhi: The Red Fort will remain closed from today morning (Wednesday) till the Independence Day celebrations are over on August 15, said the Archaeological Survey of India.
Usually, the fort remains shut for the public for a week before Independence Day. However, this year the duration has been increased to pace up the security.
Earlier on July 12, the Delhi Police had suggested that the fort be shut from July 15 due to the COVID pandemic and security reasons.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under Rule 6 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules, 1959, the Director-General, Archaeological Survey of India hereby direct that there shall be no entry inside the Red Fort from the morning of 21st July, 2021 to 15th August, 2021 till the Independence Day Celebration is over,” stated the ASI order.