The newly constructed Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial in Delhi will be thrown open to tourists in September, a month before CWG (Commonwealth Games) kick starts. The memorial built to pay tribute to the ninth Sikh guru Tegh Bahadur is spread out on more than 10 acres on GT road of the Delhi-Haryana border.
The memorial whose foundation stone was laid by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and been constructed by the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) will be illuminated with special lighting effects.
“The very tip of the structure is illuminated in brilliant white light representing the brilliant thinking of the guru. The body of the central structure has a mix of blue and amber while the petals on the base are lit from below creating a warm white glow," says Indraneel Goswami, General Manager, Lighting Application Services Philips, which is creative advisor to the DTTDC.
Delhi has also set up a tourist police force to ensure safety and security of CWG guests. The tourist police force apart from protecting tourists will also serve as tourist guides to the visitors especially foreign tourists who are expected to turn out in huge numbers