Taj Mahal to remain shut as Agra sees surge in situations

Taj Mahal

In picture: Taj Mahal.Creative Commons

As was feared, the Agra district administration has determined not to reopen the Taj Mahal to website visitors from Monday, as the dreaded coronavirus was nonetheless on the rampage. The Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh had declared a pair of days in the past that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) safeguarded monuments would reopen from July 6.

Raise in selection of containment & buffer zones was an difficulty

At a meeting of the district officials and the ASI conservationists late Sunday evening, it was made the decision to postpone the reopening of the monuments in Agra. The improve in the number of containment and buffer zones was an difficulty.

The chief issue was that most travelers would be coming by way of Delhi, which proceeds to see an alarming quantity of the pandemic instances.


Courtesy: Reuters

Tourism industry, which was hoping for a turnaround, feels demoralised. The hotels, dining establishments, emporia have been closed considering that March 25. This has resulted in decline of revenue and mass unemployment of guides, photographers, taxi drivers, etc.

Officials also observed that in the absence of mobility by trains and flights, not quite a few tourists would be able to reach Agra.

Meanwhile, 13 fresh circumstances of Covid-19 were being documented until late Sunday night, taking the tally to 1,295. The selection of discharged soon after restoration is 1,059. The demise toll stands at 90. The number of energetic circumstances is 146. The recovery price has long gone down to 81.78 for each cent and the total variety of containment zones has absent up to 71.

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