DelhiDesk: The Salimgarh Fort in the Red Fort complex of Delhi is being renovated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to attract domestic and foreign tourists. The fort is significant for its connection to the Azad Hind Fauj soldiers who were imprisoned there by the British after World War II. ASI is working on the restoration of the semi-dome, rectifying damages caused by rain and lightning, and introducing visitors to the stories of freedom fighters through information boards and coloured barracks. The work is expected to be completed within a month in time for the G20 summit.
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👉 The Salimgarh Fort located in the Red Fort complex will soon attract tourists in a new look.
👉 The part where the soldiers of Azad Hind Fauj were kept in captivity will be highlighted.
👉 The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is working to preserve the Salimgarh Fort.
👉 The work is expected to be completed within a month in view of the G20 summit.
– Importance of Salimgarh Fort
👉 Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of Azad Hind Army, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, Colonel Prem Kumar and many other freedom fighters were imprisoned here by the British after World War II.
👉 The semi-dome of Salimgarh was damaged due to rain and lightning.
👉 ASI is rectifying the damage and preserving the gate of the jail and the semi-dome.
👉 About 35 artisans from Dholpur in Rajasthan are doing the conservation work here.
– Stories of Freedom Struggle
👉 The stories of the freedom struggle are shown to the visitors in eight barracks adjacent to each other out of 20 barracks in the jail built inside the fort.
👉 Information boards will also be brought here to provide more context.
– Preservation Efforts
👉 ASI is working to preserve the Salimgarh Fort for future generations.
👉 The conservation work is being done by skilled artisans from Rajasthan.