ASI removes cap on number of visitors to its centrally protected sites

New Delhi, Dec 20 (Agency) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has removed the cap on the number of visitors to its Centrally Protected Monuments and sites. This is as per the latest communication on the updated SOPs for Centrally Protected Monuments and sites, issued by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Friday to the Regional Directors and Superintending Archaeologists, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement here on Sunday.

However, the total number of visitors to be allowed per day may be decided by the concerned Superintending Archaeologist/SA (I/c) with the concurrence of the respective District Magistrate, who is the chairman of the District Disaster Management Committee of the district. The SOP further states that selling of physical tickets may be resumed where there are problems in QR code and network. Sound and light show may be resumed. Except the above modifications, all other provisions specified in SOP dated July 2 (w.e.f. July 6 ) will be in effect until further order. The communication also states that all centrally protected monuments and sites will continue to be bound by the Covid related protocols issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Culture as also any specific orders of the State and/or District administration.