NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Rashtrapati Bhavan has announced that it would charge Rs. 25 as registration charges for booking Rashtrapati Bhavan tours starting from September 1st, 2013.
Omita Paul, secretary to the President of India today officially launched new facility of e-payment gateway for e-management of visitors – a system for online collection of registration charges for booking of Rashtrapati Bhavan tours.
According to the statement, visitors individually or in a group of less than 30 will be charged @Rs 25/- per visitor per visit and visitors in a group of 30 will be charged Rs. 600/- in lump sum per visit.
Visitors in a group of more than 30 will be charged Rs. 600/- for 30 visitors and Rs. 25/- per visitor per visit for every extra person. Children below the age of 12 years will be exempt.
An on-line booking system for tours of Rashtrapati Bhavan was started on January 1st, 2013. Since then, over 47,000 visitor have visited Rashtrapati Bhavan using the system.
The charges are meant to enable Rashtrapati Bhavan maintain and improve services to public, said a statement and further added that the registration charges can be also paid at the Reception of Rashtrapati Bhavan prior to the tour.
The e-payment gateway was launched in the presence of Shri Kajal Ghose, CGM (Delhi Circle), State Bank of India and Shri V.C. Bajpai, General Manager (GBU), State Bank of India.