Following the demonetisation of high-value currency notes, the Centre is stressing on online modes for making payments but the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has not been able to extend the e-ticket facility at its famous and popular monuments like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, among others so far.
There were problems regarding the purchase of ASI Monument tickets after December 15, 2016 and the matter was taken up to Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Culture by IATO for his intervention and after the meeting with DG ASI and some alternative arrangements were suggested.
As for all the other monuments tickets are available for purchase online, except for some monuments in Agra, especially Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Itimad-ul-Daula’s Tomb, the Hon’ble Minister for Tourism has given his directives to allow purchase of tickets in Agra in Bulk with payments through Demand Drafts with immediate effect.
Also there will not be any passport details required for bulk purchase. If the travel agents find any problem or refusal at any of the monuments in Agra, same should be brought to the notice of IATO immediately. In the meantime installation of Debit/Credit Card Swipe machines at the monuments are also being explored.