Demolish parking lot around Taj Mahal: SC

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2017 15:03 IST

New Delhi (India), Oct 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered demolition of parking lot around Mughal mausoleum, Taj Mahal.

The apex court noted that the parking lot could be an environmental hazard, a lawyer appearing for Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said.

In August, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had directed the Uttar Pradesh government to demolish illegal restaurant constructed by a private party near the iconic monument. The NGT had even urged the state government to encourage plantation around the iconic monument.

Recently, Taj Mahal made headlines after it was dropped from the state government's tourism booklet, following which Bharatiya Janata Party's Sangeet Som supported it by calling it a blot on Indian culture. (ANI)