Union Minister of State for Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal confirmed that orders were issued to the ASI to remove the plaques.
In the early 19th Century, Archaeologist Henry Cousens had explored Kondapur site, where he had found tools from upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic period.
All 3,693 ASI-protected historical buildings, including 143 ticketed sites and over 50 museums, were shut since April 15 as the coronavirus infections spiked in the country.
ASI sources said monuments in Odisha will not be opened on June 16 as the lockdown will be in force till June 17.
On April 15, the iconic Taj Mahal and other ASI centrally protected monuments, sites and museums were shut till May 15 by the Ministry of Culture due to the rise in coronavirus cases across the countr
If they ask to close the place, we will. If they ask to shift to digital ticketing only, we have told the caretakers to do that as well,” the official said.
The ASI has been asked to set up a five-member committee, comprising two from the minority community, to conduct the survey.
Built by Pashtun ruler Sher Shah Suri, the structure a fine example of Ashlar and rubble masonry work was severely damaged because of heavy rains in 2012.
The ruling party also took a jibe at the BJP MP's 'Odia culture understanding' and pitched her against fellow MP Pratap Sarangi who has been assuring rollback of the heritage bylaws.
Currently, there are 3,693 monuments of national importance under ASI protection. In 321 cases, instances of encroachments at the centrally protected monuments have been located.
The ASI, Bhubaneswar Circle, will devise the course of action for excavation of two acre site near Suka-Sari temple based on the DG’s response.
An order issued by the ASI says that the decision for the closure of Mughal fort-palace had been taken after the directions from the DM.
JCB machines being used to level land in the area close to Suka-Sari temple complex where an ancient structure and architectural fragments were found by ASI.
Earlier on Wednesday, culture and tourism minister Prahlad Patel visited the site and has sought a report on the incident from the ASI.
During the past few years, a layer of deposit has formed on the 426-year-old monument due to pollution in the surrounding areas, coupled with bird excrement, particularly from pigeons.