The police administration has said that along with Raigad fort, Raigad ropeway will also be closed for tourists.

President Ramnath Kovind is the Chhatrapati on December 7 at Fort Raigad Coming to greet Shivaji Maharaj Are. Against this backdrop, Raigad fort has been kept closed for tourists till December 7 for security reasons. Raigad-Alibag Superintendent of Police has given information in this regard.

The police administration has said that between December 3, 2021 and December 7, 2021, along with Raigad fort, Raigad ropeway will also be closed for tourists. Tourists will not be allowed in the vicinity of Raigad for security reasons. Similarly, Mangad Gharoshiwadi via Pachad Road and Nategaon to Pachad road will also be closed for tourists for security reasons, police said. The police said that the information was released two days before the tour so as not to attract tourists.

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Bhosale had invited the President to visit Raigad. This invitation has been accepted by the President. “I had invited President Ramnath Kovind to visit Durgaraj Raigad. Responding to this, Mr. President is visiting Raigad on December 7, 2021 to greet Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, ”said Sambhaji Raje. Speaking further, Sambhaji Raje will visit President Raigad. “This is a matter of pride for all of us,” Sambhaji Raje had said on Twitter.

Gift given by Modi too.
Earlier, on January 5, 2014, before the then Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi had visited Raigad after being declared as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. The foot expedition from Mahanagad to Raigad organized by Shiv Pratishthan at Sangli ended at Raigad fort. Modi was present for this event. He had addressed the public meeting by greeting Shivaraya. In the morning, a helicopter landed at the helipad at Pachad at the foot of Modi Raigad from Pune airport. This was Modi’s first visit to Raigad.

The gates of the fort are closed Done
The doors of Raigad were closed to the public from January 4, citing security reasons. As a result, there was a tone of displeasure among the locals. For a few days, the security of the fort was handed over to Gujarat Police and Raigad Police. For this, a team of Gujarat Police had arrived in Raigad. A fatwa was issued that only the organizers of the event and Gujarat police would be allowed to enter the fort.

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