No demolition of parking lot near Taj, maintain status quo, says SC; PTI


India – Taj Mahal

While staying its demolition order, the court asks the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a comprehensive policy on preservation and pollution in the Taj Trapezium Zone.

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed its order directing the demolition of a multi-level car parking being built near the iconic Taj Mahal and asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a comprehensive policy on preservation and pollution in the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ).

The court said no further construction would be carried out there.

The multi-level car parking was being built around one km away from the eastern gate of the monument.

“We do not know how hotels can be built there. The problem is this that all measures seem to have been taken are ad hoc. It cannot be like this,” a Bench comprising Justices M.B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.

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