Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. Agra is known as city of taj. Taj Mahal is closed for the visitors after the lockdown is applied in the country due to coronavirus pandemic.But, here is a good news for the travellers as government has decided to re-open Taj Mahal from September 21, 2020. However, initially, the per day operating capacity for both the monuments will remain restricted to 5,000 and 2,500 people only.
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Further throwing light on the new rules and regulations that have been put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus, Vasant Swarnkar, Superintending Archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India’s Agra Circle told The Indian Express, that, “Masks are mandatory to enter the monuments, and all tickets must be purchased online. Ticket counters won’t open.”
These tickets will be sold slot wise — the first one will be till 02:30 pm and the second slot will resume after that. One can also purchase these from the ASI app, as no hard copies will be provided.
You can assume the popularity of these monuments from the fact that nearly 70 lakh tourists visit the Taj Mahal every year and 30 lakh visit the Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal even qualifies as one of the seven wonders of the world.
These two including all other monuments protected by the Centre were closed from March 17 onwards to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Interestingly, this was the first time in a very long period that Taj Mahal was closed for the public.