As vast swathes of North India grapples with debilitating air pollution, two air purifier machines have been installed at the gates of the 17th century monument of love the Taj Mahal in Agra. Sharing details of the initiative, R K Rathi, Executive Engineer, Agra Municipal Corporation, said “an agency has been directed to do mechanized cleaning as well as deploy two air purifying machines at the gates of Taj Mahal.
We are taking these measures to combat air pollution and provide relief to large number of tourists who visit here every day”. Air pollution has been sweeping the northern plains of the country for the last few days and a thick layer of smog hangs over various areas including Delhi and nearby areas. The Taj Mahal, the white-marbled structure, is already threatened by environmental pollution caused by industrial units nearby. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the monument draws millions of tourists from across the world.