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ADA proposes hike in Taj Mahal entry fee
April 18, 2016
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NEW DELHI: Entry fee to World Heritage Monument Taj Mahal is likely to go up again as the Agra Development Authority (ADA) has proposed an increase in its share, weeks after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) effected a steep hike in ticket cost.

Entry ticket to Taj Mahal consists of two components ASI fee and ADA charge, called “toll tax.”

Agra is the only place in the country where such “toll tax” is collected from visitors to historical monuments.

From April 1, ASI had effected a three-fold increase in its share in the entry ticket for the 32 World Heritage Monuments, including Taj Mahal, to Rs30 from Rs10 for domestic visitor, while it was raised by 100 per cent to Rs500 from Rs250 for a foreign national.

At present, a foreigner pays Rs1,000 as entry fee for Taj Mahal with ASI and ADA bagging Rs500 each, while domestic visitors shell out Rs40 − Rs30 as ASI fee and Rs10 ADA charge.

“There is a proposal for increasing the toll tax. It is pending with the state government for its approval,” ADA Chairman Pradip Bhatnagar said.

However, he declined to give a time frame for the implementation of the proposal, saying the government has to give green signal to the long-pending proposal.

Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) President Subhash Goyal said if such a proposal is implemented, it would further reduce the number of Taj visitors, which is already witnessing a decline.

“ADA has demanded increasing its fee by 100 per cent to Rs1,000 from the current Rs500. If ASI’s fee of Rs500 is added to it, then a foreign national would be paying Rs1,500 for visiting Taj.

Press Trust of India
 

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