Worried, Taj Mahal Cut the Number of Visitors

Concerns will collapse make the mausoleum manager limit the number of tourists who are around the building

Taj Mahal - Image Credit igramming_india

The grandeur of the Taj Mahal has made the world in awe of a place in Agra, India whose beauty is like a jewel from the east. Saving a sad, miserable past story built for 22 years from 1631 to 1653 as Emperor Shah Jahan's offering to his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child.

The enchanting buildings of anyone who has ever been there, known and recognized as one of The 7 Wonders of the World that is able to tempt anyone from the world tourists to visit this mausoleum region.

It is not surprising that visits from year to year continue to rise, citing a review on CNN Indonesia, January 5, and the recent incident of five people reportedly injured after a stampede tragedy that occurred at the Taj Mahal ahead of the celebrations late last year.

There is no other way for the local government to take anticipatory steps with the above incident, the condition occurs because the tourist object manager does not limit the number of incoming visitors. Each year the region is visited by 8 millions people or about 22 thousand people every day.

The Indian Archaeological Agency, the manager of the Taj Mahal, through their spokesman to AFP carried out new regulatory measures, though it did not apply to tourists from abroad, and then announced regulations limiting the number of incoming visitors to 40,000 Indians per day.

Perhaps you need to know with the current management policy, that visitors to 40,001 or more are required to pay admission for foreign tourists, which cost about USD 15 and USD 10 for local residents.

"This new rule is created for visitor security and the integrity of the building."

This can be said as a continuation of research in 2011, a group of historic building researchers has warned the Indian government that if not treated, the Taj Mahal will collapse within the next five years.

And it looks from the cracks in the floor and the wooden weathering on the ceiling.

More troublesome this situation coupled with acid levels from factory smoke that operates around the Taj Mahal, so the wind that carries the smoke makes the building layer peel.

Initial anticipatory steps that deserve good response from all parties.

"Controlling the number of incoming visitors is a challenge for us this year."

Source: CNN Indonesia, AFP
Image: igramming_india @Instagram


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