Shah Jahan’s Red Fort is now Dalmia Bharat’s Red Fort, company adopts monument under Govt scheme

Shah Jahan’s iconic Red Fort in Delhi is now Dalmia Bharat group’s Red Fort. The 77-year-old Dalmia Bharat group had become the first corporate house in India to adopt a historical monument under a contract worth Rs 250 million (Rs 25 crore) for a period of five years.

The Dalmia Bharat group beat IndiGo Airlines and GMR group to bag the contract under Modi government’s ‘Adopt A Heritage’ scheme.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Dalmia Bharat Limited, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on April 9, even though the Ministry of Tourism went public with the deal on April 25, 2018.

“No profit activity will take place,” Union minister Mahesh Sharma clarified.

The minister said that Dalmia Group has been assigned the task of adding value to the services being provided to tourists visiting the 17th-century monument.

“President announced a scheme of GoI on World Tourism Day 2017, that those interested in value addition to any services of monuments can come forward. Some services of Red Fort has been given to Dalmia Group,” he added.

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