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Taj Mahal, other ASI-protected sites closed amid Covid surge

AGRA In wake of the Covid surge in the country, the culture ministry on Friday decided to shut down ASI-protected monuments, including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri

PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 01:00 AM IST

AGRA In wake of the Covid surge in the country, the culture ministry on Friday decided to shut down ASI-protected monuments, including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

The ‘monument of love’ was already witnessing a decline in footfall since the beginning of April. Tourism trade pundits questioned the closure of the monument at a time when elections were also taking place in different parts of India.

“Taj Mahal and other ASI-protected sites all over the nation will remain closed for public…

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