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Air pollution may spoil Lotus temple beauty

Air pollution may spoil Lotus temple beauty
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Activists on Thursday said that the pollution in the national capital-'s air is corroding the iconic Lotus temple made of pristine white marble

Activists on Thursday said that the pollution in the national capital's air is corroding the iconic Lotus temple made of pristine white marble.

A Delhi based lawyer, Sanjeev Ailawadi, who filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal (NGT), said he had filed a petition in February to protect the Lotus temple.
"Lotus temple is an international symbol of what Delhi stands for, it's a pristine white monument, it's a monument which has over a period of time started representing this Delhi, and it is the ethos of this city.
Now this is the monument which has started getting affected. If you kindly look around, when you will have a look at the monument, you'll be able to find out the pristine white marble is now turning yellow. And the reason why this is happening is because of the vehicular pollution and because of the other airborne pollution which is there in the surrounding areas," said Sanjeev Ailawadi.
The General Manager of the Lotus Temple, Shaheen Javed has seen its colour change from a white to a depressing yellow over the years.
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