ASI lift ban: Tourists can visit the site of the centrally protected monuments

New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under the Ministry of Culture, abolished the upper limit on the number of tourists visiting all the centrally protected monuments/sites. This center is in line with the latest SOP issued by the Archaeological Survey of India in respect of protected monuments/sites to the Regional Directors and Superintending Archaeologists on 18 December 2020.

However, in relation to the total visitors/tourists who come daily, the decision will be made with the consent of the Superintendent Archaeologists, the concerned District Officer, who is also the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Committee.

In the directive issued, it has also been said that the sale of tickets can be started only at the places where there are problems related to the internet and QR code. Sound and light shows can also be started.

In addition to the above changes, all other provisions of SOP issued on 2.7.2020 will remain in effect till further orders. (Effective July 6, 2020)

It has also been clarified in the recently issued guidelines that all the centrally protected monuments and tourist spots are subject to all the rules related to Covid-19 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Culture as well as the concerned State Governments and / Or the district administration will continue to comply with the guidelines issued in this regard.