Tuesday, October 4, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img



Extensive repair work on Taj Mahal minar begins

Agra, July 12, 2019-

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 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.

The dome of the main mausoleum will also be given mud pack treatment to contain “discolouration” and cleanse the yellow stains. This “beauty parlour treatment” is now a regular feature, to ensure the world heritage monument appeared sparkling white.

Meanwhile, the greenish patches on the white marble stones at the rear, towards Yamuna, have appeared again as bacterial colonies have developed in the highly polluted water of the river. Tiny insects identified as Goeldichironomus, feeding on pollutants, leave their poo on the surface, giving a green look, according to experts.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

41,102FansLike
114,087FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

First elected Congress prez in 22 years faces Himalayan challenge – by Deepika Bhan

The question -- Is India's grand old party in its last stage? -- has been repeatedly raised in the past few years, and the...

Popular Front of India – India’s internal insurgency – by Arshia Malik

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) -- which was probing over 100 (Popular Front of India (PFI) members in connection with various cases -- arrested...

India’s rise as a global counsel at Samarkand summit – by DC Pathak

The post-Cold War world - no more divided in rival camps created by two competing superpowers confronting each other for military and ideological reasons...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

World Heart Day: Smoking teenagers more prone to cardiovascular deaths, say experts

Bengaluru, Sep 29, 2022- India accounts for almost one fifth of deaths occurring worldwide due to cardiovascular reasons in the young population. The worldwide risk of cardiovascular diseases and deaths is 235 per one lakh population but in India the number is alarming at 272 which is very high as compared to any country in the world. On World Heart Day,...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!