Improving the view of a New Delhi landmark

By Lindsay Gale22 August 2012

Buildings constructed by the Indian Army following independence and the departure of Britain are to be cleared from around New Delhi's Red Fort, the city's 17 Century Mughal citadel. More than 200 such structures have been marked for demolition, with 82 scheduled for immediate removal.

The clearance work will be carried out in three phases, with phase 1 expected to be completed over a three month period. The structures consist of garages, sheds, houses and staff quarters built across 70% of the Fort's site. They are of no historical value, according to the Archaeological Survey of India and obstruct the view of the many tourists that visit the site.

Once the three phases of demolition are completed, the grounds will be landscaped and maintained as a historical monument.

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