Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (IC), Govt of India visited the Red fort to review ongoing conservation work and development of public amenities at the Monument in Delhi yesterday. He was accompanied by officers of Archaeological Survey of India and Ministry of Tourism.
The Minister inspected the new booking counter near T5 parking at Delhi Gate, newly conserved Chhatta Bazaar, well area of Lahori Gate, ramparts, newly built museums and also took stock of the sanitation facilities like drinking water and public convenience at various locations in Red Fort.
During the inspection, the minister suggested to start battery operated cars inside the Red Fort for the convenience of elderly people, women and children.
He added that it’s our responsibility to provide good public facilities at Red Fort. We are ensuring that world class amenities are provided at the Monument, the Minister explained. 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.
Patel showed his satisfaction towards the cleanliness, development work and conservation work done by Archaeological Survey of India. He also visited Mumtaz Mahal, Khaas Mahal, Rang Mahal, Hammam and other places. Officials from ASI and Tourism Ministry briefed the minister about the works carried out since last 2 years and ongoing developmental and conservation works at Red Fort.