March 5, 2021

ASI: ASI monuments to be reopened for public from July 6

New Delhi: All ASI protected monuments will probably be reopened for the general public from July 6, the Union Tradition Minister Prahlad Patel mentioned on Thursday. Earlier in June, the tradition ministry had reopened 820 monuments out of the over 3,000 ASI-maintained monuments the place non secular occasions happen.

As many as 3,691 Centrally-protected monuments and archaeological websites maintained by the ASI have been shut from March 17 in view of the coronavirus disaster.

The minister mentioned all coronavirus-related protocols issued by the Union well being ministry could be adopted by the monument authorities.

In line with sources, carrying of masks is likely to be made the norm at such websites for guests.

In a tweet, Patel mentioned, “I’ve taken a call together with the ministry of tradition and the ASI to open all monuments from July 6.”

This, nevertheless, will probably be achieved with the compliance of the state and district administration.

Officers mentioned that the monuments that will probably be reopened will observe strict protocols issued by the well being ministry and the Ministry of House Affairs.