Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) News

Shiv Sena threatens to perform puja in Taj Mahal, administration steps up security

On July 17, Shiv Sena's Agra President Veenu Lavania announced that he and his aides would perform "aarti" at the Taj Mahal and dared the police and district administration to stop him.

Govt mulls keeping ASI monuments open post-sunset

"We need to engage them (tourists) more. We can have more light and sound shows, exhibitions and even plays late evening to draw more tourists, it will increase the footfall considerably," an official said.


Chandigarh: Archaeological Survey of India to declare Masol village a protective site

Superintendent (Archaeological) V S Rawat told Chandigarh Newsline that after the land was transferred, a meeting was held by the ASI where it was decided that following its acquisition, the land would be declared ‘protective’.

ASI signs MoU with and BookMyShow

It said, the move, aimed at supporting the Centre's 'Digital India' initiative, will facilitate digitisation of ASI's service offerings, thereby providing fast track access and a world-class e-ticket booking experience to visitors.

Boat rides at Purana Qila won’t return once moat is revived

Officials said the the lake will be recharged during the monsoon with rainwater. “If the monsoon this year is not good, we will talk to the Delhi Jal Board to supply water to the moat,” said an ASI engineer.

Heritage at stake

ASI’s record in protecting monuments is nothing to write home about. Corporates can, and should, contribute to conservation.


Pit line at Ahmedabad railway station: ASI notice to Railways

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued a notice to WR, stating that it was violative of the Protected Monuments Act because it is within 100 metres of the twin brick minarets at the Ahmedabad railway station which date back to the 16th century.

Uncertainty on rate hikes to enter Mughal monuments in Agra

The present rate for domestic tourists at the Taj Mahal is Rs. 20 and this is proposed to be raised to Rs.50.

‘Heritage’ school sends SOS to ASI

Although nobody was injured,parents are concerned.