Taj Mahal could collapse in the next five years?

Sushubh

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Is the Taj Mahal in Danger of Collapsing? - TIME NewsFeed

If this report is true... Taj is doomed. As Bahen Mayawati is still the CM of Uttar Pradesh.

Activists say that because the adjacent river now nearly runs dry, the building's wooden foundation is rotting and threatens to collapse in two to five years. The river's fallen water level — something the original designers did not factor in — is attributed to overuse by India's dense population.
 

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I had read it yesterday, forgot to post here.I have doubts that this article is true. But cud be true. Only time will tell.
 

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heh. the problem is that. you cannot wait for it to collapse to see if the claims were true. :)
 


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Knowing our govt. it may wait 2 more years till elections. And then it will decide what to do :D
 

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well i wonder if anything can be done to replace the foundation

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Can a building mover do something:

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Although this might almost be impossible for a huge structure like Taj
 

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Experts deny Taj Mahal 'collapse' claims - Yahoo! News

Earlier this week, Britain's Daily Mail newspaper quoted Agra's elected parliamentarian Ramshankar Katheria as saying the Taj would "cave in between two and five years" if conservation efforts were not launched.

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI), which began a major facelift for the Taj Mahal in 2007, dismissed the dire predictions for the 358-year-old monument.
 

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They wud deny it now. And later on, they will cry over spilled milk. At that time, the problem wud be - Milk wud have already been lost! :(
 

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