Taj Mahal fights air pollution and smog

Taj Mahal fights air pollution and smog

Taj Mahal fights air pollution and smog 1920 1080 admin

One of the Seven Wonders of the World is suffering from enormous levels of air pollution, as it is India’s single most visited tourist attraction, with an estimated 8 million tourists visiting the UNESCO site every year. The nearest city is New Delhi, and it is reported that it recently hit an all-time high level of air pollution, 20% more than the World Health Organization’s “safe level”. The large amounts of emissions, as well as bug excrements, are tainting the once ivory-white marble mausoleum into a dark green hue. Much of the damage is due to air pollution, but also the contamination of the Yamuna River, which flows behind the Taj. This was a call to action for an unnamed private firm, according to Uttar Pradesh authorities, who mobilized two vans able to purify 1.5 million cubic meters of air in 8 hours. Officials were vague on exactly how the vans work and whether they were on short or long-term loans, but it certainly is a step forward. Besides the vans, crowd control measures have been much stricter recently, considering that the price of entry has increased, and there is a time limit for visitors for both Indian and non-Indians.