Centrally protected monuments, museums to reopen from June 16 | India News


NEW DELHI: All Centrally-protected monuments in the country, including the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Red Fort and Qutub Minar in New Delhi, will reopen for tourists with effect from Wednesday, June 16.
The monuments were closed to public on account of the spike in coronavirus cases in mid-April. On Monday, Union Culture and tourism minister Prahlad Singh Patel announced that the monuments will now be reopened to public from June 16, but with due caution and following all Covid-19 related protocols.
The order by the Archaeological Survey of India, which applies to all centrally-protected monuments and museums run by the culture ministry also said the opening of the monuments will be done in “strict compliance” with orders issued by the state or district authorities. It also said strict guidelines and standard operating procedures will be issued by the Union and state governments regarding the flow of tourists to be allowed.

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