New Delhi, Aug.1 (ANI): 'E-payment gateway for e-management of visitors' - a system for online collection of registration charges for booking of Rashtrapati Bhavan tours was launched today by Omita Paul, Secretary to the President.
Nominal registration charges for Rashtrapati Bhavan tours will be applicable from September 1, 2013.
The registration charges are as under:
1. Visitors individually or in a group of less than 30 persons will be charged @Rs 25/- per visitor per visit.
2. Visitors in a group of 30 persons will be charged Rs. 600/- in lump sum per visit.
3. Visitors in a group of more than 30 persons will be charged Rs. 600/- for 30 visitors and Rs. 25/- per visitor per visit for additional persons.
4. Children below the age of 12 years will be exempt from registration charges.
An on-line booking system for tours of Rashtrapati Bhavan was started on January 1, 2013. Since then, over 47,000 persons have visited Rashtrapati Bhavan using the system. Bookings for tours are opened one month in advance and bookings for September 2013 are currently open.
These charges are meant to enable Rashtrapati Bhavan maintain and improve services to public.
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. (ANI)