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Taj Mahal to be repaired after 90 yrs: Damaged stones, stains to be removed The dome of the main mausoleum will also be given mud pack treatment to contain discolouration and cleanse the yellow stains

Current Affairs: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun extensive repair work on one of the four minarets of the iconic 17th century monument of love, the Taj Mahal. The ASI has undertaken the exercise after reports of damage and cracks in the stones and rusting of iron clamps.


ASI chief in Agra, Vasant Swarnakar told IANS that this was a "special exercise" and not a routine one. Soon scaffolding would soon be erected and the area fenced to keep visitors at a safe distance. Officials said this repair work to replace damaged stones and fix lining in black stones that had peeled off was being undertaken after almost 90 years. Around two dozen marble slabs of the stairs would be replaced. Read More Business Standard

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Taj Mahal to be repaired after 90 yrs: Damaged stones, stains to be removed  

Read more about Taj Mahal to be repaired after 90 yrs: Damaged stones, stains to be removed on Business Standard. The dome of the main mauso...

Taj Mahal to be repaired after 90 yrs: Damaged stones, stains to be removed  

Read more about Taj Mahal to be repaired after 90 yrs: Damaged stones, stains to be removed on Business Standard. The dome of the main mauso...

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