ASI Monuments To Reopen, No Entry Without Masks

News Desk: Centrally-protected monuments in Delhi were reopened for visitors on Monday, after being shut for over three months and strict sanitization measures will be followed at these heritage sites. Wearing of masks will be mandatory and no one will be allowed to enter without it.

In Delhi, there are 173 monuments protected under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It includes three UNESCO World Heritage Sites-Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar and Safdarjung Tomb, Purana Quila, Tughlaqabad Fort, and Firoz Shah Kotla.

According to the official, “Delhi’s ASI-protected monuments have been reopened for the public as per the directions of the Culture Ministry. However, Red Fort, which is closed every Monday on regular days, will remain closed”.

An official said, Visitors can book tickets in two slots, forenoon slot, and afternoon slot. In each slot, a maximum of 1,500 visitors will be allowed.

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, many centrally-protected monuments and archaeological sites maintained by the ASI were shut from March.

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