Foreigners at Taj Mahal: ASI to accept Rs 500, 1000 notes
Agra: The Government of India on Wednesday directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to accept old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes till November 11. The directions have been issued after several foreign tourists visiting the Taj Mahal had to return without getting a glimpse of it.
The foreign tourists faced a tough time after ASI refused to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes
Toursists said that ATMs are closed and there is no other source of making transactions. They are even unable to get food due to the lack of notes other than the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000. It could be mentioned here that foreigners pay Rs. 1000 to enter Taj Mahal while for Indians the ticket cost is Rs. 40.
ASI said that they are just following the orders of government.
A tourist from Britain David was infuriated while another from Australia said, “The situation is ridiculous. We have money but we cannot take benefit of any means. Government should have made preparations before taking such a step.”