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Supreme Court against spike in air traffic over Taj Mahal


The Supreme Court on Wednesday prima facie agreed to the Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) request to build an extra terminal at Agra airport, but forbid any increase in air traffic to the detriment of the world heritage site of Taj Mahal, other monuments and the people living in the area.

A Bench led by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde directed the Centre to consider an alternative site in case of any anticipatory increase in air traffic to and from the airport.

‘Involve the Railways’

It also asked the Centre to consider providing “more excellent trains like ...


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