On international women’s day, free entry for women at all centrally protected monuments under Archaeological Survey of India

The Archaeological Survey of India has decided not to charge fees from women visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments across the country on the occasion of International Women's Day.

Press Trust of India March 08, 2020 13:26:35 IST
On international women’s day, free entry for women at all centrally protected monuments under Archaeological Survey of India
  • Monuments, including Taj Mahal in Agra, would be free for all women visitors, domestic or foreign.

  • Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said the decision was taken in keeping with India’s tradition of 'giving respect to women'.

  • He added that apart from this 'small tribute' from the Ministry, the ASI was also working to make its monuments safe and secure for women visitors.

Bengaluru: The Archaeological Survey of India has decided not to charge fees from women visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments across the country on the occasion of International Women's Day on Sunday.

"No fee shall be charged from women visitors to all the Centrally Protected Ticketed Monuments 8 March, 2020 on the occasion of International Women's Day," the ASI said in its order to all superintending archaeologists and deputy superintending archaeologists of major circles and mini circles.

Sharing the information, Superintending Archaeologist of Bengaluru circle, Dr Shivakant Vajpayee told PTI important ticketed monuments in India include Taj Mahal in Agra, Qutub Minar, Lal Qila, and old fort in New Delhi.

"In Karnataka, Srirangapatnam, Somanathapura, Tipu Palace in Bengaluru and Chitradurga fort are among the prominent ticketed monuments," Vajpayee said.

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