No danger to Taj Mahal: Selja tells Parliament
New Delhi: Dismissing media reports that Taj
Mahal was facing danger of collapse, the Government on Tuesday said
scientific studies done by premier institutes have reinforced
the fact that the 17th century Monument of Love is "quite
Culture Minister Kumari Selja said the media reports
about the monument built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan did not
have any "scientific basis".
Scientific studies conducted by Archaeological Survey of
India, Survey of India and Central building Research Institute
have concluded that Taj Mahal, including its four minarets, is
"quite stable" in plan as well as elevation, Selja told Lok
Sabha in a written reply.
She was responding to a question on media reports,
especially in foreign newspapers, that Taj Mahal was in
The Minister said conservation work at Taj Mahal is an
ongoing process and those things are attended to continuously
depending upon the need of repairs and availability of
"The monument is regularly monitored by conducting
essential studies," she said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Terrorist outfit IS releases hitlist; 4000 people including 285 Indians targeted
- Mumbai: Woman missing after falling in manhole
- Mann Ki Baat: PM recalls dark days of 1975 Emergency, says democracy is our strength
- Mann Ki Baat: Conserve every drop of water, says PM
- PM Modi launches 'Smart City Project' in Pune
- Revealed! Why 'Baahubali' didn’t feature a Bollywood star-cast!
- Top 5 ways to deal with mid-life crisis!
- Allahabad HC declines to entertain PIL to restrain media coverage of Kairana incident
- Despite tough training, we'll continue our Ramadan fast: Misbah-ul-Haq tells Mickey Arthur
- Shah Rukh, Ranbir, Abhishek and Amitabh clicked together at Pro Kabaddi League! Pics inside