(Riya Saha, Intern Journalist )New Delhi: All ASI protected monuments will be reopened for the public from July 6, the Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel apprised on Thursday.
The culture ministry had reopened 820 monuments out of the over 3,000 ASI-maintained monuments where religious events take place earlier in June.
As many as 3,691 Centrally-protected monuments and archaeological sites maintained by the ASI were shut from March 17 owing to coronavirus pandemic.
“I have taken a decision along with the ministry of culture and the ASI to open all monuments from July 6.” , Patel tweeted.
This, however, will be done with the compliance of the state and district administration.
The monuments that will be reopened will follow strict protocols issued by the health ministry and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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