Visitors to iconic Rashtrapati Bhavan can now make payment of fees and book tours online.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan has started the facility that will enable an individual or group to book their tours at least 30 days in advance.
Visitors individually or in a group of less than 30 persons will be charged at the rate of Rs 25 per person per visit.
"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," a press release issued today by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
Children below the age of 12 years will be exempted from registration charges, it said.
The facility-- E-payment gateway for e-management of visitors was launched by Omita Paul, Secretary to the President.
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," the release said.
These charges are meant to enable Rashtrapati Bhavan maintain and improve services to public, it said.
The registration charges can be also paid at the reception of Rashtrapati Bhavan prior to the tour.