Indeed, even as all other ASI-secured landmarks in Agra were permitted to open from September 1, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort stayed shut according to the area organization’s requests as they were found near regulation zones.
Over a half year after it was shut down for guests in the wake of the pandemic, the Taj Mahal will make its ways for the general population from September 21. Vasant Swarnkar, Superintending Archeologist of the Archeological Survey of India’s Agra Circle, affirmed this to The Indian Express. Nonetheless, he said that there will be a top of 5,000 on the quantity of guests permitted every day.
There will be a Capping of 5,000 guests every day, Till further instructions from the Government Of India– Vasant Swarnkar
Superintending Archeologist of the Archeological Survey of India.
Indeed, even as all other ASI-ensured landmarks in Agra were permitted to open from September 1, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort stayed shut according to the region organization’s requests as they were found near regulation zones.
At the point when the Taj opens on September 21 morning, guests should follow all rules gave by the Center, for example, social separating and hand sanitisation, said Swarnkar. “Covers are required to enter the landmarks and all tickets must be bought on the web. Ticket counters won’t open,” he said.
Tickets will be sold on the web or through the ASI telephone application. While the Taj Mahal will stay shut on Fridays and Sundays, Agra Fort will stay shut on Sundays.
As indicated by ASI gauges, Taj Mahal gets around 70-80 lakh guests every year, including an enormous number of unfamiliar sightseers who are not prone to come till customary global traffic resumes. The Agra Fort gets 30 lakh guests a year.
All halfway ensured landmarks were closed down on March 17 preceding the cross country lockdown came into power to control the spread of Covid-19. This was the first run through after the Indo-Pak wars in 1965 and 1971 when Taj was shut to general society.