In 2003, Mayawati, then UP chief minister, came up with an ambitious riverfront project for Agra, linking Taj Mahal with Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daullah with a ‘Heritage Corridor’.
Allegations of corruption and environmental issues over the project made the Supreme Court impose a ban on the project after India Today exposed the Heritage Corridor scam.
Vestiges of the project can still be seen on the Yamuna riverbed while traveling to the Taj Mahal via Yamuna Expressway.
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