AGRA: The “missing” pinnacle of one of the minarets of Taj Mahal was brought down for repairs, ASI on Wednesday said, putting at rest speculation on social media that it had “fallen off”.
“During repair and maintenance work, the pinnacle was found to be weak and showed clear signs of ageing. It was, therefore, brought down for repairs on Monday,” an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official said.
Meanwhile, conservation assistant Ram Ratan on Wednesday said that work has begun to restore the damaged pinnacle. Efforts would be made to re-install it within a week, another official said.
‘Mud pack therapy’ to remove dust particles and restore the lustre of the monument’s marble surface is continuing, Ratan said.