Taj Mahal shut since March 17 opens after six months, 5000 visitors a day

A maximum of 5000 visitors per day will be allowed in two shifts.

Taj Mahal, the 17th-century marvel, shut since March 17 due to the COVID pandemic, reopened with strict safety guidelines on Monday.

Only 5000 visitors are allowed per day in two slots- pre-lunch and post-lunch. In each slot, there would be a maximum of 2500 visitors.

There will be no window ticket sale, visitors can scan the code to purchase tickets or online through the ASI website or the mobile app. More than five visitors are not allowed in the main mausoleum. Taj Mahal will remain closed on Fridays as informed by the Agra District Magistrate.

Govt should restart International flights

As European nations have resumed tourism, tourism and trade experts suggested that the government of India must speculate on resuming international flights as these historical monuments contribute largely to the revenue of the state.

All necessary precautions including CISF jawans and ambulance will remain available throughout visiting hours.

The unprecedented shutdown was the longest so far. Previously on two occasions, during two wars with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971, the monument was closed.

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