Taj Mahal: ASI makes ‘epitome of love’ look like dumping yard
Agra: Owing to negligence of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials, a part of the Taj Mahal premises in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh has been converted into ‘dumping yard’.
Previously, a private company called PG Fibre was given the cleaning contract by ASI. The contract was, however, expired and never extended, resulting in a mound of litter within the Taj Mahal’s premises.
- Shoe-covers and water bottles thrown by the visitors into trash-bins are then dumped at a part of the historical monument, which was earlier cleared by contracted company.
- Ever since the contract was over, that part of the Taj Mahal looked nothing less than a dumping ground.
- Surprisingly, it was not even paid heed by the Agra district magistrate (DM) Pankaj Kumar and principal secretary Navneet Sehgal, who visited the monument on Monday last with World Bank officials.
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