Excavation is the technique used to unveil the ancient history of any country, and till date excavators have found many such inscriptions, idols and structures which represent the ancient face of our country. But today, not an excavator but an MLA has discovered a mysterious secret tunnel from Red fort which connects the Delhi legislative assembly. This has been a wonderful moment for everyone , who are able to witness the discovery and such an amazing one!
British-Era Tunnel Unveiled
A tunnel-like structure was discovered at the Delhi Legislative Assembly on Thursday. Delhi Legislative Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said that the tunnel connects the legislative assembly to Red Fort and was used by the Britishers to avoid reprisal while moving freedom fighters.
“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,” stated assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel.
No Plans To Dig It Further
After reporting that he was successful in finding out the mysterious tunnel, Goel said; “Now we have got the mouth of the tunnel but we are not digging it further as all the paths of the tunnel have been destroyed due to metro projects and sewer installations”.
Goel further informed that the Delhi Legislative Assembly, which was used as Central Legislative Assembly after shifting of capital from Kolkata to Delhi in 1912, was turned into a court in 1926 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 added.
Indeed this is an extremely wonderful moment in history, that we could witness such things and credit goes to Britishers on how brainy they were in order to avoid the crowd rampant they built a secret tunnel for transportation. Certainly in few days revelations are yet to come more about this secret gateway.