Red Fort to be closed for public from today till after Ind Day celeb

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New Delhi, Aug 7 (UNI) The historic Red Fort, the venue for the Independence Day celebrations, will remain closed for the public from today till the conclusion of Independence Day celebrations, the Archaeological Survey of India said.

''In view of Independence Day celebrations wherein Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the nation and unfurl the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, the Red Fort will remain closed for the public and general visitors from August 8 till the Independence Day celebration is over on August 15, for security reasons, ''the ASI said in a release issued here.

The decision is being taken in exercise of the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological sites and Remains Rules, 1959, the release said.

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