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Taj Mahal to reduce Human Impact with new ticket system

With the aim at reducing increasing human impact on the fragile 17th century white marble, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday enforced a new ticketing system for the Taj Mahal.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 10 Dec 2018 6:42 AM GMT

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Agra: With the aim at reducing increasing human impact on the fragile 17th century white marble, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday enforced a new ticketing system for the Taj Mahal.

Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, the ASI chief in Agra, said the new ticketing system came into effect from Monday morning.

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According to the ASI, visitors will now have to shell out an extra Rs 200 to enter the main mausoleum with the graves of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Domestic tourists were initially paying only Rs 50 only.

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Foreign visitors will also need to buy the Rs 200 ticket in addition to the Rs 1,100 entrance fee.

The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute had originally suggested two tickets, to help reduce the number of visitors to the main structure.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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