Security tightened for Royal Couple’s Taj Mahal visit


As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton is all set to visit the monument of love Taj Mahal on April 16, Police have tightened security arrangements in the tourist complex area along Fatehabad Road heading to the Taj Mahal.

The royal couple is slated to visit Agra on Saturday. Officials said they will stay nearly two hours at the Taj Mahal. Hoteliers said local intelligence officials had directed them not to rent out rooms to visitors from Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and other Islamic State (IS)-affected countries.

PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE-WEFORNEWSThe entire area from Kheria airport to the Taj Mahal is being spruced up and sanitised for the high profile visit. According to ASI superintending archaeologist Bhuvan Vikram the scaffolding around the minarets will not be dismantled as was being suggested, so that the royal visitors get a “fair and unobstructed glimpse” of the 17th century Historical monument. Maintenance work along with mud-pack therapy to beautify the monument will continue.

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A 70-year-old local photographer Surendra Sharma has sought the district administration’s permission to present the royal couple an album of Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the Taj Mahal way back in 1961.

Wefornews Bureau

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