Mumbai: In another development for the Department of Travel and Tourism, the central government announced on Thursday that all monuments across India would reopen on 6 July, including religious events.
Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel announced, “I have decided that all the monuments can be opened with full caution from July 6. This decision will also be taken in compliance with individual state and district administrations.”
3,691 ASI monuments, including popular tourist sites such as the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort, closed their gates on 17 March due to a deadly outbreak of coronovirus infection. Once open to the general public, they will follow strict safety protocols and social distinction norms issued by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Home Affairs
Earlier in June, the Ministry of Culture reopened 820 centre-preserved religious monuments such as Tirumala Tirupati Balaji in Andhra Pradesh, as part of the phased exit of the centre, known as ‘Unlock 1’.