The district administration has now announced reopening of all such tourists destinations but for the Taj Mahal, which draws maximum tourists for decades, and the Agra Fort, from September 1.
AGRA || The city of Agra, mauled for long by the dread Coronavirus has finally some reason to smile. The city, which like many other Indian towns was shut down after the pandemic, suffered big time because it depends heavily on tourist footfalls.
Every year, millions of domestic and international tourists come to the city to have a look at some architectural marvels like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri.
Agra District Magistrate P N Singh has announced that Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandara, I'timād-ud-Daulah tomb, Ram Bagh, Mehtab Bagh and a few other smaller ones would be thrown open to public, of course with strict guidelines and conditions.
The announcement has brought some cheer to the local trader community who heavily depended on tourists. "The tourism season, generally starting from September looks bleak this time due to COVID but at least something is better than nothing" a Petha shop owner told The News Agency. Social distancing norms, checking of health etc are some guidelines and conditions that need to be followed by the tourists.