NEW DELHI: According to a report, a pillar of the southern entry gate to the world famous Taj Mahal memorial which had been made by emperor Shahjahan in the memory of Mumtaj Begam in 17th century, collapsed on April 12 (Thursday) morning due to heavy rain and strong winds.
There have been no reports of casualties in the incident till now. The incident came at a time when several steps were being taken to preserve the memorial from destruction.
Recently, authorities had ordered that entry to the Taj Mahal will be restricted to only three hours to reduce the “human load” on the fragile 17th-century monument of love.
Rains have been reported in many areas of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Kanpur, Mathura, Kannauj, Farukkhabad, Etawah and Mainpuri.
Due to heavy rain, crops have been destroyed in in Nandgaon, Vrindavan, Kosi Kalan areas of Mathura district .
The potato harvest, which is already hit by poor marketing and bad pricing, is also set to take a beating by the rain.