ASI lifts ban on taking pictures at heritage sites

ASI lifts ban on taking pictures at heritage sites


ASI has lifted ban from taking pictures at heritage sites

ASI has lifted ban from taking pictures at heritage sites

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ASI has lifted ban from taking pictures at heritage sites
  • PM Modi has suggested the idea while inaugurating the new HQ
  • Photography at Ajanta Caves, Leh Palace and Taj Mahal is still prohibited

It took the the Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) only a few hours after PM Narendra Modis suggestion, to overturn a 2016 order that prohibited photography at centrally protected monuments and sites.

As per an order dated July 12, 2018, the ASI has now permitted photography within the premises of all centrally protected monuments and sites, except the paintings at Ajanta Caves and Leh Palace, and the mausoleum at Taj Mahal, Agra.

While inaugurating ASIs new headquarters at Dharohar Bhawan on Thursday, Modi said: Today, using space technology, a photo can be taken of a scooter parked in a small lane of Delhi from thousands of miles away, but our monuments still display hoardings: photography prohibited.

Minister for culture Mahesh Sharma tweeted, Inspired by the vision of honble PM Narendra Modi ji and his guidance this morning while inaugurating the new HQ of ASI, It has been decided to allow photo on the premises of all centrally protected monuments except Ajanta Caves, Leh Palace and TajMahal.

Reacting to the news, PM Modi tweeted, Much needed and welcome change…



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