After Six months Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort are going to open, on September 21. The two monuments have been closed recently across the nation due to lockdown was instituted to check the spread of the coronavirus illness (Covid-19).
To prevent swarming and keep up social distancing, not more than 5,000 visitors will be permitted in a day at the Taj Mahal. Visitors at Agra Fort will be limited to 2,500 visitors a day. “All authorized commercial picture takers allowed inside Taj Mahal premises will also not be permitted at the same time. Time slots will be given to them for being in Taj Mahal premises,” expressed Swarnkar.
“For Agra Fort, we are going to permit 1,300 visitors in the morning and 1,200 in the afternoon,” said Swarnkar. Ticket deals will take place online. Tickets will begin to be sold for the primary slot; once all 2,500 tickets are exhausted, then the 2,500 tickets for the second opening will be put on sale.
In this way, in a day, a maximum of 5,000 visitors can visit the Taj Mahal, Swarnkar said.“Normal tickets will not be sold. They can be booked online from the site and the mobile phone app of ASI. Visitors can moreover purchase tickets online by scanning the QR Code on standees placed outside the monuments,” Swarnkar added. The Taj Mahal will stay closed on Friday (its regular week by week closure day), as well as Sunday the weekly limitation day over the government imposed.