Taj Mahal India

October 10, 2011 by staff 

Taj Mahal IndiaTaj Mahal India, “The Taj Mahal really the collapse of five years?” is the question being asked here after a British newspaper published a report saying so. However, both India MP and historian quoted by the paper say it is a false alarm, although there are concerns because of the drying of the river Yamuna.

The report in the Daily Mail by James Tapper earlier this week quoted local BJP MP Shankar Katherine RAM, saying that the base of the famous mausoleum of the 17th century had been damaged and the wood used in the wells had rotted.

“The Taj could collapse within five years,” said Katherine is said. Nath R Mughal eminent historian was also cited.

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials at the Taj Mahal took a look at the rear of the Taj Mahal, Yamuna riverfront after the alarm.

“We found no sign of stress or c3acks,” said an ASI official not wanting to give his name.

However, Katherine said he had expressed only his fears and fears, because the river had no water was necessary for the health of the structure.

“I have not given any deadline and some people asked me over the phone, so I expressed my opinion,” he said, adding he was not even sure if he had spoken with the foreign media.

Nath, on many occasions and in his numerous books on Mughal architecture explained the importance of a “mighty river Yamuna in the back of the Taj Mahal.” But he is not categorical in a period of time.

“A senseless alarm is being created. The water in the Yamuna is necessary to counteract the enormous weight of horizontal Taj Mahal. If the wood used in the base must remain in the water or not, can not be discussed. It is for the experts and civil engineers to investigate, “he said.

Most historians and architects have expressed fears that a dry river could pose a threat to the Taj Mahal.

“The water in the river is an essential prerequisite to maintain the mass base that supports a complex system of wells, wooden arches and wheels. Could dry wood fragment and disintegrate the salt,” said a retired officer of the ASI , who requested anonymity.

While many independent research studies have been conducted in the mausoleum, gardens, structures that flank the main dome of work, has done little to monitor or assess damage to the foundation that is under constant pressure to increase the number of visitors and the dry Yamuna.

In 1987, a committee of Unesco experts backed by Feilden BM Beckmann P and noted with concern that there was very little information about the basis and nature of the subsoil.

“In a building of supreme importance for the world cultural heritage is essential to have full knowledge of the foundations and the ground to assess the effect of possible changes in the systems sub-soil and water, and industrial water extraction and consequences of seismic activity, “said the committee’s report.

Many experts have advised in the past drilling of boreholes to assess the risks to the foundation of the Taj Mahal.

, A historian said requesting anonymity: “Almost no one knows the depth of the foundations of the Taj Mahal is not known at the base on which to build ..”

ASI officials, however, the sound “complacency” and rule out any possibility of damage to the foundation.

Conservationists, on the other hand, we want a thorough investigation of internal chambers that have been sealed and the foundations of the Taj Mahal.

Braj Mandal Heritage Conservation Society president Surendra Sharma said: “There is no systematic research has been done on the impact of desiccation of the river Yamuna, which has always been considered an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex.”

“It is also necessary to take into account the increased weight and pressure of sharply increased number of visitors. After only a hundred a century ago, the daily number has grown from 20,000. In a few days crosses 50,000,” said .

“Water pollution, industrial effluents flowing dangerously close to the foundation may have had a corrosive effect. The mandarins of the ASI so thoughtlessly altered the physical layout of the area by developing a park in the back of building, plus the distance the river about a hundred meters, “said Sharma.

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