Officials have revealed that due to the thunderstorm on Friday night, several parts of the Taj Mahal were left damaged. The effect of thunderstorms has been felt across other parts of the state too.
Thunderstorm on Friday
On Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also released a statement expressing grief over the loss of lives due to lightning and thunderstorm in Mainpuri, Agra, Lakhimpur Khiri, and Muzaffarnagar districts. Officials have been asked to provide a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased and adequate treatment to the injured.
In the same incident, Agra’s Taj Mahal was also affected. The officials have revealed the exact details of the damage at the iconic structure.
Parts of Taj Mahal affected
The officials announced that the marble railing of the main mausoleum and red sandstone railings suffered damage due to thunderstorms. Archeological Survey of India (ASI) Superintending Archaeologist Basant Kumar Swarnkar also talked about the damage. He said that a few trees at the premises were uprooted and a door was found damaged. The false ceiling in the mausoleum was also reportedly uprooted. Apart from this, a tree fell in Mehtab Bagh and Mariam’s Maqbara.
The Weather department further warned of thunderstorm along with lightning and squall at a few places over the State in the next couple of days.
Source: The Hindu