Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (IC), has suggested to start battery operated cars inside the Red Fort, Delhi for the convenience of elderly people, women and children. The Minister made the suggestion while on a visit to the Red fort to review ongoing conservation work & development of public amenities at the Monument. He was accompanied by officers of Archaeological Survey of India and Ministry of Tourism. He also said that it is a responsibility of the Givernment to provide good public facilities at Red Fort. “We are ensuring that world class amenities are provided at the Monument. However, it is important that general public is sensitised to be responsible towards their culture and maintain the beauty of their heritage monuments,” he added.
In a massive exercise in over the last 1 year, Archaeological Survey of India has completely restored and revived the Red Fort. Three- hundred- and-seventy years after it was built to presage Delhi as the new Mughal capital, the historic Lal Qila is now glooming with its full glory. The sheer scale of Mughal imagination – entry through historic Lahori Gate, the majestic redsand stone walls, the glory of Chhatta Bazar and hidden artworks on the ceiling –has all been restored and preserved by ASI, for all to see now. Also, the timing for Red Fort has also been increased till 9pm for general public. The monument was the first to be LED illuminated along with others monuments Safdarjung Tomb, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Purana Qila recently.