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Taj Mahal unlikely to reopen before August 15

Written by Divya A
| New Delhi |

Revealed: July 29, 2020 7:11:06 am


Sources informed The Indian The Press Reporter that the Taj Mahal gained’t be reopened earlier than August 15, or perhaps a week or two past that, relying on the scenario on the bottom. (Picture: Getty Pictures/Thinkstock)

The restrictions on journey and motion are set to be eased on August 1, however the Taj Mahal and different monuments in Agra are unlikely to be opened for guests any time quickly because of the variety of instances within the metropolis.

Sources informed The Indian The Press Reporter that the Taj Mahal gained’t be reopened earlier than August 15, or perhaps a week or two past that, relying on the scenario on the bottom.

Earlier in July, Union Tradition Minister Prahlad Patel, in an try to revive the tourism sector that has been hit onerous because of the Covid-19 pandemic, had tweeted that each one heritage websites and monuments would reopen beginning July 6, following strict tips pertaining to Covid-19. The minister had, nevertheless, added that the monuments will probably be opened in “compliance of the state and district administration”.

On July 6, because the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) opened greater than 2,000 centrally protected monuments throughout the nation, the Taj Mahal and different monuments in Agra remained shut, with the district administration expressing concern over the unfold of the virus.

An order issued by Agra District Justice of the Peace Prabhu Narain Singh stated, “These monuments come below the buffer zone areas exterior the containment zone within the district, and it gained’t be acceptable to reopen them as of now.”

On the time, 55 new instances have been reported within the metropolis and there have been about 70 lively containment zones. An official aware about the consultations stated that although the variety of instances within the metropolis has come down, the administration has been instructed by the state authorities to not take possibilities and train warning earlier than lifting any restrictions.

ASI sources informed The Indian The Press Reporter that if want be, a brand new order will probably be issued by the administration, searching for to maintain the monuments shut for one more 2-Four weeks.

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