The SC ... asked the government "either to restore the pristine beauty of the monument or demolish it".
The Supreme Court of India had on Wednesday expressed deep anguish over poor upkeep of the Taj Mahal and asked the government "either to restore the pristine beauty of the monument or demolish it". The court had also expressed its concern over state government's failure to present a vision document to save the Taj, one of the seven wonders of the world.
As per highly placed sources in the department of tourism, the draft would be submitted before July 31, the deadline set by the apex court. "The School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, is giving final touches to the document," said a senior official of the department.
The UP government had signed an agreement with the School of Planning and Architecture in March 2018, engaging it to prepare the draft within four months, as per the directives of the Supreme Court. The institution was sanctioned Rs 76 lakh for the purpose.