TAJ MAHAL IMPOSES THREE-HOUR LIMIT
Overcrowding at famous landmarks ( see Chris Moss, right) has spurred Indian authorities to impose a three-hour limit on visiting the Taj Mahal, possibly the world’s most famous building. As many as 50,000 people a day, and up to seven million a year, can arrive at the 17th-century tomb, according to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which manages the Unesco World Heritage Site in Agra.
“[The limit] is being implemented so that the movement of visitors can be regulated,” said D N Dimri, a spokesman for the ASI. “Sometimes people end up spending a whole day at the Taj. This creates a situation where there are too many people.”