Petrol and Diesel vehicles have been banned within 500 Metre radius of the historic Taj Mahal, Agra with immediate effect. Taking strict measures to safeguard Taj Mahal’s beauty, the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Authority has completely banned the playing of Petrol and Diesel vehicles within 500-metre radius of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Why Vehicles near Taj Mahal (Agra) Banned?
In the wake of a study that revealed that the white marble of the historic monument was turning yellow due to the increasing carbon pollution has led to the decision of banning Petrol and Diesel vehicles within 500 Metre of Taj Mahal. The smoke emitted from the Petrol and Diesel vehicles not just emit toxic air pollutants but also largely add carbon content in the air.
The order of banning Petrol & Diesel vehicles within 500 metre of Taj Mahal that was passed by The Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Authority was such a sensitive matter that it was also discussed in the Lok Sabha. The Union Environment Minister affirmed that a study has revealed that the historic monument Taj Mahal in Agra was turning yellow due to increasing carbon pollution in the vicinity. To reduce the harmful effects of the carbon content in the air on Taj Mahal, the authority has banned the Petrol and Diesel vehicles within 500 Metre of Taj Mahal.
Ban on Petrol & Diesel vehicles within 500 metres of Taj Mahal
The ban on petrol & diesel vehicles within 500 metre of Taj Mahal, Agra has been ordered by The Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Authority. The authority has passed these orders in the wake of the increasing air pollution near the Taj Mahal that is gradually turning the ivory-white marble into yellow. The ban issue was also discussed in the Lok Sabha where Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan stated that according to a study it has been found that the ivory-white marble that has been used to construct the historic monument Taj Mahal, has been turning yellow due to carbon pollution.
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