According to Superintending Archaeologist of Bhubaneswar Circle Arun Malik, only 2,500 tourists would be allowed to enter the in a day to maintain safe distance between people.
The monuments, including Taj Mahal in Agra and the Red Fort in Delhi, will be reopened for the first time since they were shut in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Large stones and sculptures have fallen off the structure in the past, while allegations of plain stones filling in for intricately sculpted ones keep raising their ugly head every now and then.
Caught up with Sun temple’s conservation, prime custodian ASI seems to have relegated these little entities to backburner, leaving them to virtually rot.
The exercise, a part of the ongoing second Bay of Bengal Initiative aimed at standardisation of protocol and formulation of policy.
The pictures were captioned ‘then and now’. The pictures went viral and were shared by thousands of users on the micro-blogging site forcing ASI to release a clarification.
Prior to that, the first, second and third ‘Pidhas’ of the Jagamohan were strengthened.
Union Minister for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday announced that heritage site Konark will find place in the list of iconic sites of the country.
After Sri Jagannath Temple at Puri and Lingaraj Temple here, the State Government has decided to focus on the beautification and peripheral development of Konark Sun Temple.