The annual Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who constructed the world well-known monument Taj Mahal, won’t be held this 12 months from March 21. Historical monuments together with the Taj Mahal have been closed until 31 March to forestall the unfold of coronaviruses within the metropolis. This is the primary time in historical past that Salana Urs won’t be held.
A wide range of occasions are held on this three-day Urs. Work on the 365 meter lengthy sheet to be climbed began. A member of the organizing committee stated, "The event will be really disrupted, but the security of the country is more important." The complete space across the Taj Mahal is abandoned. <! –
Around 30,000 individuals go to the Taj Mahal each day. But on account of coronavirus, it has seen a gentle decline for the final one month.
Agra Mayor Naveen Jain, in a letter to the Union Tourism Minister two weeks in the past, requested to shut the monuments. The Agra Development Authority earned round Rs 14 crore per day from ticket gross sales. There has been loads of disappointment within the discipline of tourism on Tuesday, as a result of the work of guides, photographers, taxi drivers, hoteliers have all come to a standstill. The Taj Mahal was closed for 2 weeks solely in the course of the 1971 Pakistan War. And in 1978 it was closed for 2 days on account of floods.