SC asks UP govt to declare areas near Taj as heritage

The top court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to consider declaring certain portions of the area surrounding Taj Mahal as heritage.

The state government informed the court that an Ahmedabad-based Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology is assisting it on declaring areas surrounding Taj Mahal as heritage.
The Court on Tuesday extended till November 15, the deadline for Uttar Pradesh government to submit a vision document on protection of Taj Mahal.

The Uttar Pradesh government told the apex court that it will be difficult to declare entire Agra as a heritage city.

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