Preparations for the Independence Day celebrations are in full swing with the government authorities closing entry for the public in Red Fort from August 8 this year. Red Fort in Delhi will remain shut for the public for over a week from August 8 this year. (Express Photo) The monument is being shut in view of security measures taken for the preparation of the celebration on August 15. (Express Photo) An order by the Archaeological Survey of India said that from the morning of August 8 till the Independence Day Celebration is over, the public would not be allowed to enter the fort. Government authorities are leaving no stone unturned to make the day foolproof. Preparation for Independence day celebration underway at Red Fort on Wednesday. Police patrolling outside the fort in July. Every year, India celebrates the occasion at the Red Fort, constructed in AD 1639-1648.