Foundation, super structure of Taj Mahal stable: Minister
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 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 06, 2009, 18:05

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