Agra, September 1
The officers of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the district administration stated all obligatory preparations and precautions had been in place to welcome guests to the historic monuments in Agra, aside from the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.
The monuments that can be reopened after 163 days are Akbar’s tomb Sikandra, Etmauddaula, Mehtaab Bagh, Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned capital of Mughal emperor Akbar, Mariam’s tomb, Ram Bagh, Chini ka Roza.
Basant Kumar, Superintending Archaeologist of the ASI stated all guests could be completely screened, sanitised earlier than being permitted to enter monuments. Tickets would should be bought on-line, as ticket home windows is not going to be opened on the monuments. All guests should put on masks. Only 2,000 guests could be allowed each day.
District Magistrate P. N. Singh stated on the idea of the expertise gained, plans could be made to reopen the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort after September 15, however vacationers must observe the corona protocol.
The hospitality business in Agra has suffered a serious dent attributable to Covid-19. Industry leaders on Tuesday whereas welcoming the choice to reopen some smaller monuments demanded the early reopening of the Taj and the Fort, as additionally air connectivity to Agra. Some new flights are anticipated to begin in October to attach Agra with Bangalore and Mumbai.
The monuments in Agra are closed from March 17. Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel had, nonetheless, directed the reopening of monuments throughout India from July 6. Since situations in Agra weren’t thought-about protected attributable to rising corona instances, the Agra district authorities postponed the choice to September 1.
Meanwhile, the surge in Covid-19 numbers continued. Agra reported 64 recent instances. The whole quantity now stands at 2,901, with 107 deaths and 426 energetic instances. The variety of recoveries is 2,368. On Monday, a document of two,371 samples was collected.
The state authorities has now introduced that the proposed Sero Survey in 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh can be performed from September four to six. From every district, 1,080 blood samples can be collected randomly. These can be despatched to Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University (KGMU) for testing.
In the previous 24 hours, Firozabad reported the very best variety of 64 instances, Mathura 19, Mainpuri 30, Etah and Kasganj 21 every.