Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world called as Hopeless Cause for its protection. The monument has been degrading (become yellowish earlier and was now brown and green because of pollution) day by day so Supreme Court has decided that "Either we will shut down the Taj or you demolish or restore it". The Supreme Court even scold the central and Uttar Pradesh governments for what it called their "lethargy" as the monument's structure and the condition seems very bad which has been a tourist's attraction for decades who came to India to see Taj, a 16th-century marble tomb.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court had blamed the Archeological Survey of India for its failure to take appropriate steps to protect and preserve the iconic monument built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
It is a dignitary for India. The Supreme Court judge noted that "The Taj is more beautiful than the Eiffel Tower and could have solved the country's foreign exchange problem."
For an instance and to clear their point the judges called Paris's Eiffel Tower a "TV tower".
The judges concluded, "Eighty million go to watch Eiffel Tower which looks like a TV Tower. Our Taj is more beautiful. If you had looked after it your foreign exchange problem would have been solved."
They even told that one monument could have solved the problem of the country and said, "Do you realise the loss cost to the country due to your apathy? There are so many monuments..."
The court expressed anguish over the Uttar Pradesh government's failure to come out with a vision document to preserve and protect the Taj and also asked for details on what the centre has done.
Also, the chairman of the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) was to explain the violation of the court's ban on the expansion of industrial units in the zone.
The judges today said the case would be heard on a day-to-day basis from July 31.