Limit Taj Mahal Visits To 3-4 Hours: ASI

The Archaeological Survey of India wants to limit visits to the Taj Mahal to “a maximum of three-four hours” to ensure better crowd management.

The ASI’s counsel informed the Supreme Court about the new proposed norms when the bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur sought details about crowd management inside the monument.

ASI has also decided to issue tickets in different colours to tourists with each colour defining a specific session and duration.

The counsel had asked the court to let the ASI to conduct five sessions of 45 minutes each for sightseeing inside the monument. Currently, there are eight session of 30 minutes each which is said to be insuffiecient for the visitors to see the Taj closely.

The court’s query came after an advocate moved an application, seeking directions to the ASI for letting visitors view Taj from a closer point. This, Rao said, may hamper the beauty of the monument and he added that a scientific process had prescribed the distance from which the Taj could be viewed without affecting its visual aspect.

The Archaeological Survey of India wants to limit visits to the Taj Mahal to “a maximum of three-four hours” to ensure better crowd management. The ASI’s counsel informed the Supreme Court about the new proposed norms when the bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur sought details about crowd management inside the monument. ASI has also decided to issue tickets in different colours to tourists with each colour defining a specific session and duration. The counsel had asked the court to let the ASI to conduct five sessions of 45 minutes each for sightseeing inside the monument. Currently, there are eight session of 30 minutes each which is said to be insuffiecient for the visitors to see the Taj closely. The court’s query came after an advocate moved an application, seeking directions to the ASI for letting visitors view Taj from a closer point. This, Rao said, may hamper the beauty of the monument and he added that a scientific process had prescribed the distance from which the Taj could be viewed without affecting its visual aspect.

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