Source: Inhouse illustration
Source: Inhouse illustration

Will hear applications on public projects in TTZ in Jan: SC

One-liner: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would hear in January the applications pertaining to the public projects falling within the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) and are stalled.

10,400 sq km area: The TTZ is an area of about 10,400 sq km spread over the districts of Agra, Firozabad, Mathura, Hathras and Etah in Uttar Pradesh and Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

  • The apex court has been hearing a plea on the issues related to environment and preservation of historic monuments, including the iconic Taj Mahal, in the area
  • A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao, which dealt with some applications in the matter, was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta about the applications concerning the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd

Need to know: The top court was hearing the matter related to protection and preservation of the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra and its surroundings. It has been monitoring developments in the area to protect the monument, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

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