On Thursday, a tunnel connecting Legislative Assembly to Red Fort is found at the Legislative Assembly. Speaking to News agencies, Delhi Legislative Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said that the tunnel connects the legislative assembly to Red Fort. It was also used by Britishers to move freedom fighters.
Mr Niwas stated, “When I became an MLA in 1993, there was hearsay about a tunnel present here that goes till Red Fort and I tried to search for its history. But there was no clarity over it.” He added that we are not digging the tunnel however we have found it as all the paths have been destroyed due to sewer installations and metro projects.
The further Delhi Legislative Assembly Speaker informed that the tunnel was used as Central Legislative Assembly in 1912 after shifting of capital to Delhi from Kolkata. Later on, in 1926, it was turned into a court and Britishers used this tunnel to bring freedom fighters to the court.
“We all knew about the presence of a gallows room here but never opened it. Now it was the 75th year of independence and I decided to inspect that room. We intend to change that room into a shrine of freedom fighters as a tribute to them,” he said.
The assembly speaker said that the work for gallows room for tourists has been started as it is intended to open by the next Independence Day.