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The Taj Mahal finally reopens with safety measures in place

Social distancing guidelines will have to be followed by all vistors.

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Taj Mahal, Agra (wikimedia commons)

Taj Mahal was finally allowed to reopen after multiple requests from the local businesses and the state ministers. More than three months of the lockdown of the Taj Mahal adversely affected the revenue of the state.

According to the safety measures, all the visitors will have to wear masks all through their visit to the Taj Mahal. Visitors will be prohibited from touching the walls of the Taj and all other surfaces of the site.

The total number of tourists visiting the Taj per day will be limited to only 5,000. These 5,000 tourists will be divided into two groups and be guided through the site premises. Before the lockdown, the daily average count of the total number of visitors was 80,000.

All other safety measures have been implemented. This mainly includes the total sanitization of the Taj Mahal, implementing social distancing among the tourists, and wearing of the masks. No Group-Photography will be allowed.

The international tourists are still not allowed but domestic travel has been allowed throughout the state of Uttar Pradesh. Taj Mahal is expected to have a few domestic tourists.

It has been reported that the Taj Mahal is surrounded by containment zones with the highest number of COVID cases. These zones are being strictly monitored and the cases are being tracked. But still, after the reopening of the Taj, the number of new cases is expected to increase.

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