Centre Grants Permission to Reopen Monuments from Today

As per the latest directive by the Ministry of Culture,  monuments maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) can now reopen for the public from today. 

Note: To fight the spread of COVID-19, over 3,400 monuments were shut down by ASI on 17th March.

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In a tweet, the Ministry of Culture confirmed the reopening of monuments after more than 100 days:


Keeping the instructions in mind, the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad has been reopened for tourists. Moreover, ASI has released the list of monuments that have reopened in Odisha from today:

Here are the rules visitor have to follow while visiting these places:

>No physical tickets will be issued until further orders and visitors will have to buy entry tickets through e-mode only.

>Visitors will have to compulsorily wear masks and use sanitisers regularly.

>There will be separate paths for entry and exit.

>There will be thermal scanners at the entry points and only asymptomatic visitors will be allowed.

>There will be staggered entry and a cap on the number of people who can be present in a monument at a given time.

> Group photography and eatables will not be allowed inside the premises. Moreover, cafeterias and kiosks inside the monuments will only serve bottled water on a digital payment basis.