Multani Mitti pack to beautify Taj Mahal

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Agra, Jan 16: To stop the monument of love the Taj Mahal from getting yellowish, a 'multani mitti' pack would be applied on it soon to maintain its exquisite craftsmanship.

The upliftment work under the first phase would commence within six days, the Archeological Survey of India sources said today. A report by ASI's chemical branch has also been given a green signal. ''The mud pack treatment would begin from western side of the monument...besides, the areas that are less visible to the tourists and receive less showers would be the priority for the same,'' sources informed.

As many as Rs seven lakh have already been approved for the treatment, the total cost of which would come around Rs 26 lakh. The treatment would last upto one year.

Deputy Superintendent Archeologist of ASI's chemical branch Dr M K Samadhiya said '' firstly, the pack would be applied on the walls...when, the pack would dry up, it would it self fall like dust.

Later, the treated area would be washed away, leaving it with a glow.'' The suspended dust particles that collects on Taj Mahal due to mounting pollution level is making it yellowish from pure white.


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