New Delhi,22 Apr:RAJYA SABHA:The Minister for Tourism and Culture Smt. Ambika Soni has said that through a notification dated 5th March, 2008, the Archaeological Survey of India has brought the entry fee in respect of citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries at par with Indian citizens.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today she said, at Taj Mahal, ASI charges entry fee @Rs.10/- from Indian visitors and nationals of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries. Foreigners of other nationalities are charged @Rs.250/-. The Agra Development Authority charges Rs.500/- from each foreign national including citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries and Rs.10/- from Indian visitors as Toll Tax (Path-kar).The notification issued by the Archaeological Survey of India applies only to ASI’s entry fee and not to the tax charged by the Agra Development Authority.