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Agra Fort and Taj Mahal to re-open for public from 21 september

Agra Fort and Taj Mahal to re-open for public from 21 september

Agra Fort and Taj Mahal to re-open for public from 21 september

According to Basant Kumar, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI, only 5,000 and 2,500 visitors will be allowed in both the monuments respectively in a day

Taj Mahal and Agra Fort will re-open to the public from September 21 as part of unlock 4, Basant Kumar, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI said on Monday.

According to Kumar, only 5,000 and 2,500 visitors will be allowed in both the monuments respectively in a day.

As a precautionary measure, the ticket counters will not open and electronic tickets will be provided to the visitors.

“Taj Mahal and Agra Fort to be opened for visitors from September 21. 5,000 and 2500 visitors to be allowed in Taj Mahal and Agra Fort respectively, in a day. Electronic tickets will be provided as ticket counters will not open,” Basant Kumar told ANI.

The monuments have been closed to the public since a nationwide lockdown was imposed in March to combat the pandemic.

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