The Taj Mahal in Agra reopened on Monday for tourists after more than six months, with strict guidelines in place to check the spread of the coronavirus, NDTV reported. The Agra Fort also reopened for visitors.
Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, the superintendent archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India, Agra circle, has said that the Centre’s safety guidelines on the pandemic, including maintaining physical distancing and sanitising hands, need to be followed while visiting the fort or the mausoleum.
About 5,000 visitors will be allowed each at the world heritage site, Swarnkar said in a statement, adding that the visiting hours have been divided in two slots. In the first half till 2 pm, 2,500 visitors will be allowed and the rest after that, he said. At Agra Fort, 2,500 tourists will be allowed every day, Swarnkar added.
“Masks are mandatory to enter the monuments and…