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Tajmahal in trouble: Taj’s minaret tilting: ASI tells SC

Tajmahal in trouble: Taj’s minaret tilting: ASI tells SC

Mtoday news / PTI

New Delhi, Jan 27, 2012: Is the Taj Mahal, India’s most iconic monument, on its last legs? The Archaeological Survey of India has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that in the last 30 years, the south-west minaret of the monument has tilted 3.57 centimetres.


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Meanwhile, the MP from Agra Ramshankar Katheria has been quoted by ’Daily Mail’ that the Taj could cave in, in the next two to five years.

The monument’s wooden foundations are brittle and rotting because the Yamuna river, which keeps the foundation moist has been running dry because of environmental degradation.

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