Security may be strengthened in and around Taj Mahal
In the wake of the Mumbai terror strikes, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is considering beefing up security in and around Taj Mahal.delhi Updated: Dec 18, 2008 10:49 IST
In the wake of the Mumbai terror strikes, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is considering beefing up security in and around Taj Mahal.
This follows a demand by CISF, which at present guards the 17th century heritage site, to augment security.
"A fresh survey was conducted to know the requirements, including manpower. The CISF has to make sure that proper deployment is made," ASI Director General Anshu Vaish told PTI.
After the survey, the CISF has demanded additional personnel and other measures to thwart any possible attack by terrorists at the Monument of Love.
"We will review the demands made by the CISF on the security front and we will do it accordingly. Of course, with the permission of the Union Home Ministry," Vaish said.
Officials from the Home Ministry, ASI and CISF reviewed the security of Taj Mahal and other monuments in the country.
Security of monuments has come under special focus in the aftermath of terrorists striking iconic Taj Mahal Hotel and world heritage site of Chatrapati Shivaji Station in Mumbai last month.