Com­mit­ted to pre­serve Taj: UP

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New Delhi: Amid al­le­ga­tions that the Yogi Adityanath-led gov­ern­ment was not giv­ing due recog­ni­tion to Taj Ma­hal, the UP gov­ern­ment told the Supreme Court on Tues­day that it was fully com­mit­ted to pro­tect and pre­serve the 17th cen­tury mon­u­ment and its sur­round­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Re­fut­ing the al­le­ga­tions, the state gov­ern­ment in its af­fi­davit told the apex court that it was even con­sid­er­ing to frame a mico-level plan with the help of ex­perts and pro­fes­sional in­sti­tu­tions for pro­tec­tion and preser­va­tion of the mon­u­ment. The state filed its re­sponse in com­pli­ance of the SC order di­rect­ing it to place be­fore it a com­pre­hen­sive pol­icy for pro­tec­tion of Taj Ma­hal. The court had ob­jected to con­struc­tion of a multi-layer park­ing near the mon­u­ment and stayed its con­struc­tion.

“It is re­spect­fully submitted that the state is fully com­mit­ted to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment and en­sure sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment specif­i­cally in and around the Taj Trapez­ium Zone (TTZ). the state fur­ther un­der­takes to fol­low en­vi­ron­men­tal law and all the or­ders of this court dili­gently and faith­fully to en­sure Ut­tar

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