ASI Orders Probe As Aircraft Flies At Low Altitude Over Taj Mahal

ASI Orders Probe As Aircraft Flies At Low Altitude Over Taj Mahal

Agra, March 1 (TNA) A probe has been ordered by the Arcaheological Survey of India (ASI) after an aircraft flew over the Taj Mahal in Agra on Monday afternoon, an official said. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) which is assigned the security of the monument of love has been asked to send a detailed report on the security breach.

On Monday afternoon, during Shah Jahan's Urs at the Taj Mahal, tourists were taken by surprise when a plane passed at a low altitude on the western side of the Yamuna though the area around the Taj Mahal is an undeclared no-flying zone.

Due to the loud sound of the plane and flying very low, people made videos of it and made it viral on social media. Drone flight is prohibited within 500 meters of the Taj Mahal.

Rajkumar Patel, Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, said that the CCTV cameras installed on the Taj did not reveal how far the plane was from the Taj.

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