Agra, With the Supreme Court lifting temporary moratorium on construction projects, in the Taj Trapezium Zone, the development work is likely to begin on a slew of projects that could change the profile of Agra, the star tourist destination of India.
The apex court has cleared construction of a terminal building at the Kheria airport. However, restrictions on the number of flights would continue till a detailed study of the likely air pollution-load is carried out by a competent authority.
Movement of passengers to the Kheria airport has been a major obstacle to air connectivity, as the air strip being used is within the air force base, and prior security checks and permissions have to be sought for those wanting to fly.
“This would all change as a new terminal building coming up will have independent passage through civil area,” KC Jain, Secretary of the Agra Development Foundation, which has filed a petition in the court, said.
The Supreme Court had imposed restrictions and a moratorium on industrial expansion and construction of new projects in different categories, to ensure safe environment for historical buildings including the Taj Mahal...