New Delhi/Lucknow, Dec 15: In the wake of Mumbai Terror Attacks, the senior officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the union home ministry Monday, Dec 15 met in New Delhi to review the security measures at the Taj Mahal to prevent any terror attack on the world heritage monument.
"In view of the recent Mumbai attacks, we were required to take a fresh look at the overall security scenario in and around the Taj Mahal. After a detailed survey, we felt the need to beef-up the security, both in and around Taj Mahal," a home ministry official.
Around 180 CISF personnel are currently deployed at the monument in Agra at all times. There are talks to have an additional 90 CISF men to guard the marble wonder.
"Concern was also expressed over the need to increase the night security, particularly on the five nights of the month when visitors are permitted to enter the monument at night," the official added.
Night viewing of Taj was facilitated on the full moon night as well as two nights before and after that day.