Friday 21 February 2020 6:42 AM UTC
Agra Feb 21: The Taj Mahal will remain closed for the public from 12 noon on February 24 during US President Donald Trump’s visit next week.
Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, Superintendent Agra Division, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said: “Due to security reasons, Taj Mahal will be closed for public from 12 noon on the day when US President Donald Trump visits the monument. President Trump will visit Taj Mahal on February 24.”
Superintendent of Police (City) Botre Rohan Pramod, said: “All the houses, shops, restaurants and hotels on the main route and near the Taj Mahal area have been identified. The verification process is about to finish. Some teams have also been put for getting the verification done.”
“All this has been done so that there is no security lapse,” he added.
Local vendors in the city have said that as part of the verification process, the police asked them to provide their Aadhaar card.
Donald Trump will be on a two-day state visit to India from February 24 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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