Taj Mahal and Agra Fort reopened to public from September 21 after six months as part of unlock 4.
India's star tourist attraction, the 17th-century monument of love, the Taj Mahal, and the Agra Fort, have reopened for the visitors today after an unprecedented closure of six months due to Covid-19 pandemic. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials have made all necessary arrangements for the reopening and the safety of the visitors has been taken into utmost consideration.
India's star tourist attraction, the 17th-century monument of love, the Taj Mahal, and the Agra Fort, are all set to reopen from Monday, after an unprecedented closure of six months, due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Hoteliers welcome govt's decision to reopen Taj Mahal from Sept 21. One of the hoteliers said, "There has been no source of income for the people involved in hotel industry since last 5 months.
The Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort will be reopened for visitors from September 21, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Agra announced on Monday.
As the iconic Taj Mahal remains closed for public due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, tourists are gathering at the View Point to get a panoramic glimpse of the historic monument.
The Agra district administration on Thursday announced that all historical monuments here, other than the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, will reopen from September 1.
The district administration here from Tuesday allowed gyms and restaurants to reopen, but with a set of conditions. District Magistrate P.N. Singh said the facilities will be allowed to remain open till 10 p.m. However, guidelines have been issued which will need to be followed strictly, he said.
The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has got the Supreme Court's green signal for the Agra Metro rail Project. Upcoming Agra Metro will have two corridors — Corridor-1 of 14 kms from Taj East Gate to Sikandra and Corridor-2 of 15.4 km from Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar.
Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, took part in a sapling plantation drive at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on July 08.
In the view of current COVID-19 situation in Agra, historical monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar tomb and others to remain closed until further orders as they fall in 'buffer zone' areas.
The Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh had announced a couple of days ago that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monuments would reopen from July 6.
Due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in Agra, it has been decided not to open historical monuments that lay in the buffer zones. These include the mighty Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar Tomb amongst others.
Mumbai’s famous Taj Hotel has received a bomb threat call from Pakistan following which the security in and around the iconic hotel has been increased, sources said on Tuesday.
A thunderstorm swept through Agra causing damages to the city on May 30.
The iconic Taj Mahal took damage as a storm lashed the medieval marvel on Friday. Taj Mahal's marble railing saw extensive damage. The storm caused several trees in the complex to uproot.
The iconic Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel of the company in south Mumbai do not have any guests at present and only minimal staff are present to ensure upkeep of the property.
Amid the raging coronavirus outbreak across the country, Tata group has opened its premier chain of Taj Hotels to assist the doctors who are leading the fight against COVID-19. In this initiative taken by the group, medical staff will be given rooms to stay in and operate from, in several properties lying in the heart of Mumbai including the Taj Mahal Palace and Taj Santacruz.
Taj Mahal has been closed for visitors from today as the tourism department take measures to stop the spread of noval coronavirus amid a global outbreak that has killed over 7,000 people and infected more than 1.8 lakh.