Taj Mahal gets a makeover as Donald Trump scheduled to visit
Agra : The US President Donald Trump is set to visit India for a two day visit and he will also be visiting Taj Mahal during his stay in India. For his couple of hours, the city is getting a makeover done. Streets and wall are getting a fresh coat of painted and water is being released into the Yamuna, one of country's major rivers.
According to the schedule, Donald Trump will begin his two-day visit on Monday in Ahmedabad; he will then attend a mega "Namaste, Trump" event at a newly-built cricket stadium in Ahmedabad - said to be the world's largest - and travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal before reaching Delhi for the operative part of the visit.
The security officials team from the United States paid a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal, counted among the world's most beautiful monuments, on Monday. A photo-op with the spectacular marble monument in the backdrop is often in the itinerary for high profile visits.
As seen at the Taj Mahal, the fountains were getting cleaned. Another photo from inside the monument showed a mud pack being applied to a portion of the monument to clean it.
There are strict guidelines in place for the repair and restoration of any monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
"All the houses, shops, restaurants and hotels on the main route and near the Taj Mahal area have been identified. The verification process is about to finish. Some teams have also been put for getting the verification done," senior police officer Botre Rohan Pramod was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
"All this has been done so that there is no security lapse," he added.