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Taj Mahal, Agra Fort To Reopen From September 21

Agra: The Taj Mahal, one of India's most popular tourist destinations, is finally reopening after being closed for more than five months due to the epidemic. However, ticket booking has to be done only online. And every day 5,000 visitors will see the Seven Wonders Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal maintenance authorities confirmed the information on Wednesday.

The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort will be open for tourists from September 21, Agra district magistrate Prabhu N Singh announced on Twitter.
According to Basant Swarnakar, Inspector General of the Agra Region of the Archaeological Survey of India, said the Taj Mahal would be open to a certain number of visitors from September 21. Incidentally, the Taj Mahal has been closed since March 16 after the outbreak of coronavirus in India.

Agra Fort is also being opened from this day. However, the number of visitors has been specified. According to the authorities, 2,500 people can visit Agra Fort every day. From September 1, small monuments including Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri and Etamuddaullah in Delhi were opened but the Taj Mahal Agra Fort was closed.

Basanta Swarnakar, Inspector General of the Agra Region of the Archaeological Department, said that if the Taj Mahal opens on the morning of September 21, it will have to abide by government guidelines such as wearing a mask, maintaining social distance and disinfecting hands. The counter will not open. Visitors must book tickets online.

Tickets will be sold on the mobile app of the All India Archaeological Department. The Taj Mahal will be closed on Friday and Sunday. And Agra Fort will be closed on Sunday. According to the Archaeological Survey of India, the Taj Mahal is visited by 70 to 80 lakh tourists every year, including a significant number of foreigners. The Agra Fort, another hugely popular destination has nearly 30 lakh visitors a year.


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