New Delhi : A new SBI e-Pay system with additional features for online booking of visits to Rashtrapati Bhavan and the new Museum has been inaugurated at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President’s Secretary, Omita Paul.
The e-Pay system will provide access through net banking from 27 banks including State Bank of India (SBI) and its associate banks.
It will also give access to the Common Service Centre wallet through which people from villages and remote parts of the country can book visits to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Entry to the new Rashtrapati Museum is currently free for visitors. Beginning November 1 this year a nominal registration fee of Rs. 25 per visitor will be charged. Bookings for the new Museum post November 1 is now available through the Rashtrapati Bhavan website and the above payment system reported ANI.
The online payment facility for Rashtrapati Bhavan visit was launched on August 1, 2013. 56,000 payments have since taken place using the online system. This year alone around 1,86,522 visitors have toured Rashtrapati Bhavan from January 4, to September 28. Moreover, 10,099 persons have visited the new Museum from July 31to September 28 of this year.
Registration charges for tours of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the new Museum each are as under:
1. Visitors individually or in a group of less than 30 persons will be charged at Rs.25 per visitor per visit.