Foundation, super structure of Taj Mahal stable: Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 18:05

New Delhi: Foundation and super structure
of Taj Mahal are stable and secure and it is in a good state
of preservation, Minister of State for Planning and
Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy told the Rajya Sabha.

"The scientific studies carried at the behest of
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on various structural
aspects of the Taj Mahal by Survey of India, Dehradun and
Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee have shown that
the foundation of the monument as well as its super structure
are stable and secure," Narayanasamy, who also holds ad-hoc
charge of Culture Ministry, said in a written reply.

He said essential conservation works on the monument
are regularly carried out by the ASI.

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First Published: Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 18:05

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