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ASI increases entrance fee for vistors of Indian monuments

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Agra: ASI on Thursday issued a final notification on the entrance fee hike at India’s monuments, doubling it for visitors from abroad at the Taj Mahal from Rs 250 to Rs 500. With another Rs 500 as toll tax, the total money they now need to shell out is a prohibitive Rs 1,000.

Domestic tourists will now have to pay Rs 30 (after adding toll tax collected by Agra Development Authority it will be Rs 40) instead of Rs 10 to visit `A’ category monuments, which include the Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar. For category `B’ monuments, the rates have been increased from Rs 5 to Rs 15 for Indians and from Rs 100 to Rs 200 for foreigners. Interestingly , ASI has introduced a new class for foreigners visiting `A’ and `B’ category monuments and for this they will have to pay Rs 750 and Rs 300 respectively. For this, they will be provided with additional facilities specified by the directorgeneral. Citizens of Saarc and Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation countries will be charged domestic rates.

Credits: Economic Times

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a gathering in New Delhi, India. VOA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch NDA’s election campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh’s Agra on January 9, according to party sources and MP Ram Shankar Katheria.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Agra on January 4 to review preparations for Modi’s visit.

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Notably, Narendra Modi had addressed a huge election rally in November 2013 to kick-start the campaign for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, with a Vijay Shankhnad rally at the Kothi Meena Bazar ground.

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Before the state Assembly elections, Modi had addressed a Parivartan rally in Agra on November 20, 2016.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources feel Agra has proved lucky for the party which won nine Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats. (IANS)