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    In pics: Mumbai's iconic Taj Mahal Palace reopens with extreme precaution, take a look

    In pics: Mumbai's iconic Taj Mahal Palace reopens with extreme precaution, take a look

    In pics: Mumbai's iconic Taj Mahal Palace reopens with extreme precaution, take a look
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    By Kritika Saxena   IST (Updated)

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    The iconic Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai's Colaba area has reopened to guests and CNBC-TV18's Kritika Saxena takes a tour of the iconic property to find out the precautions being taken to keep guests safe from COVID-19.

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    The Maharashtra government has allowed hotels to reopen in green zones with 33 percent capacity in a bid to revive the economy under unlock 2.0. CNBV-TV18's Kritika Saxena took a tour of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai's Colaba area to check out how the property was readying to cater to guests. The 5 Star property has been housing health workers and repatriation guests since March 25, when the lockdown in India was implemented due to the coronavirus outbreak. Here's a look at how the property is all set to open its doors to potential customers. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    As you enter the hotel you can see vivid markings of social distancing protocols. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    As you enter the hotel premises, there are disinfectant mats that clean the sole of your footwear. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    As required by the government, clear social distancing notices are placed at key points. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    Thermal temperature check at the entrance. Guests are allowed to enter only if their temperature is in the normal range - i.e. below 99.5 degree C. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    Our camera person Yogesh Tambe was asked to wear PPE kit to ensure safety protocols are followed. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    Every guest desk is covered with glass protective shield. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    Gloves, masks, wipes and hand sanitisers are offered as guests manage their bags. No assistance is offered to avoid physical contact. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    As you enter you see mandatory glass shield separations and social distance marking for guests throughout. Every guest desk is covered with glass protective shield to ensure contactless check-in. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    Clear markings in the lift. Not more than 3 people allowed at one time. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    A Roto Mist device has been brought in from Switzerland that disinfects 10,000 sq feet of area. It throws disinfectant in the air and when it settles down, it brings contaminated particles with it. Several of these have been brought in to all IHCL hotels. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    The swimming pool, gyms etc will not be open for guests as advised by the government. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    All rooms will be cleared immediately after the guest leaves the room. 72 touch points have been identified which will be cleared thoroughly. Once the guests checks out, the room is scrubbed clean and sanitised and left empty for 48-72 hours. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    The Shamiana restaurant, where 6 feet social distancing between tables is being maintained, which is half the capacity of the restaurant. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    Hotel staff will keep a watch and ensure cleaning surfaces at every step. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    All cutlery is being covered with sanitised bags. Salt pepper shakers have been replaced with disposable ones. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18)

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    The Taj salon will be open, but only for haircuts, hair colouring and waxing. Services that entail skin contact like facials, manicure, massages etc will not be allowed. (Image: Kritika Saxena/CNBC-TV18

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