Konark: Those wishing to visit the world famous Sun Temple in Odisha’s Konark will now have to shell out Rs 10 extra for it as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has hiked the entry fee from Rs 30 to Rs 40 for Indian nationals.
Similarly, the fee for foreigners has been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 600. A notice in this regard was put up at the ticket counter this morning.
Opposing the hike, members of the Konark Suraksha Samiti locked the ticket counter and main entrance gate. Police later intervened in the matter, following which the gate and counter were opened.
The protest will be intensified if the ASI doesn’t decrease the entry fee, said a member of the samiti.