Agra News : The first meeting of the proposed G-20 will be held in Agra in February. Before the meeting, the western gate toilet of Taj Mahal will be prepared. The Archaeological Survey of India has started the work of beautifying the toilet block on the left side of the Royal Gate at the western end. All accessories including tiles will be installed here afresh. Along with the convenience of tourists, conservation and cleaning works have also been started at Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra and Etmaddaula Memorial.
Ahead of the arrival of the G-20 guests at the Taj Mahal, work is on to replace the worn stones of the red stone floor between the Royal Gate and the main mausoleum. The jasmine floor and the broken and corroded stones along the canal are being replaced. While conservation work continues on the outer wall of Agra Fort, five corroded pillars in the hallway at Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra, are being replaced to give the monument a better view ahead of the G20 guests’ arrival. ASI has now started correspondence with the G-20 people as well.
Dr. Rajkumar Patel, Superintending Archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India, told that in view of the preparations for the G-20, the western gate toilet of the Taj Mahal is being changed. New work is being done here. The logo of G-20 has been placed on the gate of Etmaddoula memorial. Now the G-20 logo is visible on five major monuments in Agra. The guests who come will also be shown the preservation of the country’s heritage.