Mohammef Saifullah, a heritage activist said that a large part of the upper parapet of the fortification behind the Makki Darwaza collapsed in the afternoon due to the incessant rains.
The canon, which is said to have been used by Aurangzeb to bombard Golconda Fort in 1687 is safe. However, a part of it lies precariously hanging a cliff and needs immediate attention.
Soon after that, officials saw to it that the online booking portal asi.payumoney.com was disabled till July 31.
Moreover, the presence of Covid-19 containment zones at Karwan and Charminar has also played its part in the decision, Express has learnt.
ASI officials stated that not more than 2,000 visitors will be allowed at the monuments every day.
The rugged geography of the place marked by a rocky terrain over three km makes it an optimum eco-system for such reptiles to thrive.
Bada Bazaar, which is part of the Golconda Fort area, is now a Containment Zone (CZ). However, if anyone were to actually pay a visit, the area looks like a busy marketplace.