Mumbai, 8th July 2022: Government departments, organizations and charities will now have to pay lakhs of rupees for organizing public events at the Gateway of India. The Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, however, has decided not to charge any fees for organizing events from the army, police and paramilitary forces.
The Gateway of India is a Group A state-protected monument of the Archaeological Department. Applications are made to the government every year from government departments, charities, commercial or non-commercial organizations etc. and they are allowed to organize various programs in the area. Now the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has decided to fix regulations and fees for the use of this area.
The government will now charge Rs 50,000 per day for government departments and Rs 10,000 per day for lighting, Rs one lakh and Rs 50 thousand per day for charities, non-commercial and non-governmental organizations and Rs five lakh and Rs one lakh per day for commercial organizations. Foreign embassies will be charged Rs one lakh per day and Rs ten thousand for lighting.
If the program is jointly organized by the government department and charities, NGOs and social organizations, the daily program fee will be Rs one lakh and the lighting fee will be Rs ten thousand. The event, jointly organized by government departments and business organizations or foreign embassies and business organizations, will be charged Rs two lakh per day and Rs one lakh for lighting.
Applications for the event must be submitted to the Cultural Affairs Department at least 21 days in advance and a late processing fee of Rs one lakh will be charged for late applications. An ownership fee of Rs one lakh will be charged for advertisements, filming etc. Any public event will be allowed from Monday to Friday and the memorial will be open to tourists for two days on weekends.
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