Fight between tourists at the entrance of the Taj Mahal due to the large crowd

Crowds gathered at the Taj Mahal on Sunday – Photo: Amar Ujala

As soon as the tourist season begins, the view of the Taj Mahal is fraught with trouble. Tourists arriving at the Taj on Sunday had to wait in line for one to two hours to enter. Many women and children were buried in the fight at the gate. There was also a fight between tourists. The ASI arrangements were insufficient. On Sunday, 30,668 domestic and foreign tourists visited the Taj Mahal.

The influx of tourists to the Taj has increased since October along with the tourist season. More than 32 thousand tourists had arrived on Saturday during the weekend. Tourists had been queuing at the east and west gates since Sunday morning. After 1 p.m., the pressure in the lines entering both gates increased. Fighting continued at the western gate.

Crowd of tourists at the entrance of the Taj Mahal – Photo: Amar Ujala

It took two to three minutes to scan the ticket at the western gate of the Taj Mahal, while the check also took two minutes. Because of this, there was a fight and fight between the tourists in line.

Children and women began to cry after being buried in the crowd – Photo: Amar Ujala

The women and children were buried under pressure from the crowd. Only when there was a scream did people walk away. Manish Gupta, who came from Gurugram, said that if such riots persist, who would want to return. After two hours, entry to the Taj was possible.

Crowds gathered at the Taj Mahal on Sunday – Photo: Amar Ujala

Sandeep Arora, president of the Agra Tourism Development Foundation, said that the tourist season has started. Now tickets must be sold at the Taj Mahal from the ticket window. This will also reduce the crowd. Nothing is done for crowd management.

Tourists queue outside Agra Fort – Photo: Amar Ujala

Lines at Agra Fort

7177 tourists also visited Agra Fort. Even at the gate of the fort, there were queues until late afternoon to enter.

monument number

Taj Mahal – 30668

Agra Fort – 7177

Sikandra – 1360

Mary Toum – 56

Fatehpur Sikri – 2168

Itmaddoula – 740

Mehtab Bagh – 365

Rambagh -196

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