Tourism industry fumes as entry ticket for Taj Mahal could shoot up; Hemendra Chaturvedi; Hindustan Times

India – Taj Mahal

The current charges for the ticket for Indians at the Taj Mahal are Rs 40, an ASI proposal could raise the price up to Rs 50. Foreigners are presently charged Rs 1000, the new ticket prices could be Rs 1,100.

Stakeholders in the tourism industry opposed the Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) proposed hike on ticket rates for both foreign and domestic tourists visiting the Taj Mahal.

They objected to the second hike in two years and stressed on the need to focus on tourist problems like crowd management instead of ‘commercialisation’ of historical monuments.

According to the ASI proposal, ticket rates will be hiked for domestic tourists, nationals from SAARC and BIMSTEC countries and foreigners from other nations.

The ticket cost at monuments in Agra will include the share of both ASI and Agra Development Authority (ADA). The current charges for the ticket for Indians are Rs 40.

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