The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the deadline given to the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a vision document on the protection of the Taj Mahal to November 15.
The Uttar Pradesh government told the Supreme Court that it would be difficult to declare entire Agra as a heritage city. On this, the apex court asked the state government to consider declaring certain portions of the area surrounding Taj Mahal as heritage.
On August 28, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A N S Nadkarni, appearing for the Centre, had said that the Centre had communicated to the Uttar Pradesh government to send a proposal to declare Agra a 'heritage city'.
The state government also informed the Supreme Court that an Ahmedabad-based Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology was assisting it on declaring areas surrounding Taj Mahal as heritage.