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Taj Mahal: SC extends deadline for UP government to submit vision document

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 25 Sep 2018, 12:33:05 PM
Taj Mahal (File photo)

New Delhi:

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.

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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.

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First Published : 25 Sep 2018, 12:24:07 PM