Flooded Yamuna Reaches Walls of Taj Mahal for 1st Time in 45 Yrs

Agra: Flood water of the Yamuna river reached the outer walls of the Taj Mahal. The garden behind this famed 17th-century architecture was submerged by the rising water level of the Yamuna river on Monday night. In 1978, water from the Yamuna reached the outer walls of the Taj Mahal. Since then it had not happened till this year.

According to official sources, the sudden rise in the water level of Yamuna was due to the release of thousands of cusecs of water from the Okhla and Gokul barrages in Mathura after the recent torrential rains. This flooded the area adjacent to the Taj Mahal.

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has assured that the floodwater will not enter the monument, reported The Indian Express quoting Raj Kumar Patel, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI (Agra).

As per the archeological experts, flood water cannot enter the Taj Mahal premises because of its unique ingenious design.

Although the Taj Mahal faces no threat, the low-lying areas in its vicinity face the threat of getting flooded.

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