India’s greatful and beautiful palace and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal was damaged by heavy storm and rainfall. The minaret and dome on it broke into several pieces. Due to heavy rain and wind the stone minarets on the south and royal gates of the Taj Mahal was damaged yesterday at 7.30 pm. The pillar fell due to rain, that 12 feet metal pillar at the entry gate which is known as Darwaza-e-Rauza, collapsed as winds with velocity of over 130 km per hour swept the city. The first sight of the Taj Mahal is seen from this gate only.
Conservation assistant of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Ankit Namdev said that “a north-west pillar on top of the royal gate and a flower vase in stone and a brass filial were brought down in the thunder storm, No damage has been assessed yet on the main monument made of white marble. We are assessing the damage and restoration measures would be planned accordingly after having full details of damage”.
The damage was held on one of the top 11 pillars… The first pillar of our right side was collapsed.