Qutub Minar goes modern, tries e-ticketing system!
On Monday this week, Qutub Minar, the second-most visited monument in the country after Taj Mahal, introduced a new, e-ticketing system for the visitors.
As a part of the automisation program, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which has the responsibility of managing the monument, has set up a month long trial run for an automated ticketing system.
During the trial run, manual tickets won't be available at Qutub Minar, while individual or group e-tickets can be purchased from the ticket counter.
With the new, automated ticketing system designed by the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG), ASI hopes to introduce the technology to various monuments around the country.
In an official press release by the Press Information Bureau, Government Of India, it was stated, "The system has been designed by the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) on experimental basis. The basic idea to introduce e-ticketing for the monuments is to make the current manual system of issue of paper tickets hassle free so that the visitors are not required to stand in queues wasting precious time. The system is also proposed to take care of better accounting of revenue collected, store data on visitors and minimise the possibility of malpractices in the current manual system."
There are currently 116 monuments under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India , and now, ASI plans to introduce this new e-ticketing system at all such monuments.
The press release also said, "Once the technology selected for e-ticketing is found successful at Qutub Minar, its introduction at other monuments shall become easy".