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New updates announced regarding opening of Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort from 21st September

The number of daily visitors for Taj Mahal and Agra Fort will be limited.

Taj Mahal in Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

After being closed for more than six months, the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are now officially scheduled to open on 21st September. Both these monuments will be available to the public for visiting.

The district administration of Agra has released a list of strict safety protocols that will have to be followed for all visitors visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Following is the list of updated protocols for visitors:

  1. The total number of daily visitors will be restricted to 5000 visitors for Taj Mahal and 2500 daily visitors for the Agra Fort. This is to avoid overcrowding and to better manage the flow of the visitors. The number of tourists entering the Taj Mahal will be further divided into two slots which are “Morning to Afternoon” and “Afternoon to Evening”. For Agra fort, the two-time slots will allow 1300 visitors in the morning and then 1200 in the afternoon.
  1. Social distancing measures will be observed for all visitors. Thermal scanning will be done in various areas in and around the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.  Wearing of Masks, Hand sanitization and physical distancing will be observed throughout the visit to these two monuments.
  1. The Taj Mahal will be closed on Friday and Sunday for the sanitization of the premises. The Agra Fort will only be closed on Sunday.
  1. Another update from the district administration is that the tickets to visit these two monuments will be sold online. And the number of tickets will be limited to the 5000 for the Taj Mahal and 2500 for Agra Fort.

In the coming weeks, we can expect the rise in the number of tourists visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort which will bring some relief to the people involved in the tourism business. 

The following News Report from the channel ‘EditorJi’ reports about the announcement made for the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

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