New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) The Central Public Works Department (CPWD), which maintains the area around the India Gate, has started erecting five-foot fence around two nearby parks to ensure uniformity in design, which has been affected by the upcoming war memorial there. Also Read - From PM's Tribute At War Memorial to CRPF Women Bikers: The Many Firsts Of 71st Republic Day

Officials have, however, clarified that the move was not aimed at restricting entry of visitors. An official of the CPWD said that all six parks near the India Gate will be getting fenced as part of the agency’s efforts to maintain uniformity in design due to work on the National War Memorial. Also Read - Martyred Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna’s Name to be Included on National War Memorial

According to the official, out of six parks inside the C-hexagon area, three are being taken up for the war memorial while there is children park in number four park. Also Read - Rajnath Singh Lights 'Victory Flame' in Delhi, to be Merged With Eternal Flame on Kargil Vijay Diwas

“Three parks (number 1 to 3), which are being taken up for the work on war memorial, will also get fenced. Children park (number 4) is already fenced. Work is underway in remaining parks (number 5 and 6) for five-foot fence to ensure uniformity in design of the area,” he said.

“The fence does not put any restriction on visitors’ entry. This is being done because of uniform design,” he added.

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