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  News   Nation  06 Jul 2020  Monuments reopen in Delhi today: Know the timings, guidelines

Monuments reopen in Delhi today: Know the timings, guidelines

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jul 6, 2020, 5:36 pm IST
Updated Jul 6, 2020, 5:36 pm IST
Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb and a host of other centrally-protected monuments in Delhi were reopened for visitors on Monday
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New Delhi: Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb and a host of other centrally-protected monuments in Delhi were reopened for visitors on Monday after being shut for over three months due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Qutub MinarQutub MinarAll guidelines, including social distancing and sanitisation measures, will be followed at these heritage sites. Wearing of masks will be mandatory and no one will be allowed to enter without it.

There are 173 monuments in Delhi protected under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It includes three UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar- and Safdarjung Tomb, Purana Quila, Tughlaqabad Fort and Firoz Shah Kotla.

Red FortRed Fort

"Delhi's ASI-protected monuments have been reopened for the public as per the directions of the Culture Ministry. However, Red Fort, which is closed every Monday on regular days, will remain closed today," the official said.

Visitors can book tickets in either of the two slots- forenoon slot, which starts in the morning and ends at noon; and afternoon slot from noon to 6 pm. In each slot, a maximum of 1,500 visitors will be allowed, according to the official.

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