The inscription of the Red Fort Complex is also significant for the country since it was from the ramparts of the Red Fort that the country’s Independence was declared . The Independence Day Celebrations, every year, are organized at the ramparts of the Red Fort and the Prime Minister unfurls the National Flag.
The monument was first referred for inscription on World Heritage List in the year 1992 but was deferred due to multi-administrative control of the Red Fort. The nomination was re-submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India to UNESCO in 2006. The World Heritage Committee in its meeting held on 23rd to 27th June, 2007 at Christchurch, New Zealand accepted the nomination of the Red Fort Complex, Delhi for inscription on the World Heritage List.The nominated property ( Red Fort Complex) has a total area of 92.6 hectare. The core zone of about 50 hectares includes the Red Fort and Salimgarh Fort while the buffer zone measuring over 40 hectares
includes the immediate surroundings of the two forts.The Red Fort Complex, Delhi is classified as a cultural property with an outstanding universal value. It has been inscribed in the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi)
On the north, the Red fort is connected with the Salimgarh Fort by a bridge.