Archaeological Survey of India Reopens Monuments in Delhi, Masks Mandatory

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File photo of Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi.

File photograph of Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi.

All pointers, together with social distancing and sanitisation measures, can be adopted at these heritage websites. Wearing of masks can be necessary and nobody can be allowed to enter with out it, an official stated.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated: July 6, 2020, 5:18 PM IST

Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and a bunch of different centrally-protected monuments in Delhi had been reopened for guests on Monday after being shut for over three months because of the COVID-19 disaster, officers stated.

All pointers, together with social distancing and sanitisation measures, can be adopted at these heritage websites. Wearing of masks can be necessary and nobody can be allowed to enter with out it, an official stated.

There are 173 monuments in Delhi protected underneath the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites — Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar — and Safdarjung Tomb, Purana Quila, Tughlaqabad Fort and Firoz Shah Kotla.

“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 today,” the official stated.

Visitors can ebook tickets in both of the 2 slots — forenoon slot, which begins in the morning and ends at midday; and afternoon slot from midday to six pm. In every slot, a most of 1,500 guests can be allowed, in keeping with the official.

On common days, the official stated, Red Fort will get a mean every day footfall in the vary of 8,000-12,000; Humayun’s Tomb will get 6,000-10,000 and Qutub Minar will get 8,000-10,000. However, Humayun’s Tomb attracts extra overseas guests, they stated.

As many as 3,691 centrally-protected monuments and archaeological websites maintained by the ASI had been shut from March 17 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.