New Delhi: To prevent the sale of fake tickets for its 174 monuments, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has proposed to introduce bar coding on tickets in coming months.
The ASI earns revenue worth lakhs of rupees through the sale of tickets from some of its famous monuments including Taj Mahal in Agra, Delhi’s Qutub Minar, Lal Quila and Humayun's Tomb. These golden legacies of past attract tourists from all corners of the world.

By the time Commonwealth Games were organized in the country, the ASI has introduced a postcard size tickets by replacing the plane small one which it used to sell before 2010. The new tickets come with the imprint of prominent monuments for which the ASI has been taking services of the private presses.

The ASI has decided to hire the service of government press for printing tickets after noticing the sale of fake tickets at Agra and some other places in Uttar Pradesh, say the sources. The ASI tickets are now being printed in Nasik based government press. Besides, the ASI is also thinking to introduce bar coding to check the sale of fake tickets.

ASI spokesperson Dr BR Mani says the bar coding on tickets is being thought over but denies any case of fake ticket racket encountered so far.