'ASI Earned Over Rs 93 Crore From Ticketed Monuments in 2014-15'

Govt earned Rs 93 crore revenue from ticketed monuments under the Archaeological Survey of India in 2014-15.

Published: 25th April 2016 08:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2016 08:09 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: Government earned a revenue of over Rs 93 crore as entry fee from ticketed monuments under the Archaeological Survey of India in 2014-15, Lok Sabha was informed today.

In a written reply to a question, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, however, said, there has been "no discernible change" in the income from entry fee in these monuments during the last few years.

"The revenue earned through entry fee from various ASI protected monuments during the year 2014-15 is Rs 93.38 crore," he said.

Sharma said fee for ticketed monuments have been increased with effect from April 1 this year.

The government had effected a three-fold hike in the entry fee for 116 monuments under the ASI for domestic visitors and 100 per cent for foreign tourists.

For the 32 World Heritage Sites, the minister said, the ticket price was increased to Rs 30 from Rs 10 for domestic visitors, while for foreign nationals, it was hiked to Rs 500 from Rs 250.

For monuments other than World Heritage Sites, the fee was increased three-fold to Rs 15 from Rs 5 for domestic visitors, while foreigners Rs 200 from Rs 100.

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