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Petrol, Diesel Vehicles Banned Within 500 Metre Of Taj Mahal: Harsh Vardhan

The Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Authority has banned petrol and diesel vehicles within 500 metre of Taj Mahal, said government in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said according to study the white marble of the historic monument was turning yellow due to carbon pollution. 

Thus, the TTZ Authority had ordered the light petrol and diesel vehicles operating around the Taj Mahal to switch to CNG, he added.

“The Taj Trapezium Zone Authority has banned petrol and diesel vehicles within 500 metre of the Taj Mahal. It has passed orders for conversion of the light petrol and diesel vehicles operating around the Taj into CNG,” said the minister.

Various research teams carried out numerous studies on the discolouring of Tajmahal he added. 

 According to one study carbon pollution around the monument is the reason to turn the white marble in to yellow, he added.

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