With 50,000 visitors a day, the Taj Mahal is hitting its limits; some would say it has long passed them. To cope with the crowds, visitors will now be assigned reserved time slots, and will be fined if they overstay their 3-hour limit.
Up to now, local authorities have tried to manage the crowd by goosing up admission prices, now at $15.75 for foreign visitors and an additional $2.86 to enter the building itself. Domestic visitors pay less.
No word so far on how tourists will be timed or fined.