Congress accused the BJP of how the government could lease a historic site to a private institution. As part of the agreement signed on 24 April, the Dalmia Bharat Group agreed to provide some basic amenities to the monument within six months. These include providing drinking water kiosks, street furniture benches and signs to guide visitors, according to the ministry. “After the handover of the Red Fort to the Dalmia Group, which is the next exceptional site that the BJP government will lease to a private unit? #IndiaSpeaks,” the party`s twitter posted. New Delhi: Opposition parties denouncing the government for the “transfer of the red fort to a private entity,” the tourism ministry said Saturday that the agreement signed with Dalmia Bharat Limited was “only for the development, exploitation and conservation of tourist amenities” in and around the 17th century monument and provided for limited “access” to non-nuclear areas. “The Dalmia Group stated in its own press release that it must “own it for the first time for five years,” and the agreement gives them the freedom to make the Dalmia brand visible. In a tweet, West Bengal Minister Mamata Banerjee asked: “Why can`t the government even take care of our historic Lal Qila? The red fort is a symbol of our nation. Here, the flag of India is raised on Independence Day. Why rent it? Sad and dark day of our history” In a statement, the Ministry of Tourism said that the agreement signed for “Red Fort” is “only” for the development, operation and conservation of tourist amenities in and around the monument and provides limited “access” to non-central areas. New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism of The Modi government has given Red Fort the structure of historical importance on leasing on only Rs 25 crore Dalmia Bharat group. The move attracted Flak from all sides. While Congress asked how the government could give a private company a boost, CPM condemned this approach and recalled that the parliamentary committee had objected to the award of historical and cultural heritage to private companies.
An agreement was reached by the Ministry of Tourism, ATOAI and the Uttarakhand government for the Gaumukh route. Opposition parties today questioned the government`s decision to allow a private institution to maintain the legendary Red Fort, days after a company company signed an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism as part of its “Adopt a Heritage” project.