About Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ)

Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) is a defined area of 10,400 sq km around the Taj Mahal to protect the monument from pollution. The Supreme Court of India delivered a ruling on December 30, 1996 regarding industries covered under the TTZ, in response to a PIL seeking to protect the Taj Mahal from environmental pollution. It banned the use of coal/ coke in industries located in the TTZ with a mandate for switching over from coal/ coke to natural gas, and relocating them outside the TTZ or shutting down. The TTZ comprises monuments including three World Heritage Sites the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. TTZ is so named since it is located around the Taj Mahal and is shaped like a trapezoid.

Category of Industries

Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) has four zone which named as Red, Green, Orange and White

Supreme Court Orders

Supreme Court issue Orders time to time for Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) you can view orders by click here.

Studies Report

Some of the institute has issue report on TTZ you can view it here.


Area Under TTZ

The geographical limits of the Taj Trapezium Zone is defined in the shape of trapezoid between 26° 45N & 77 ° 15E to 27 ° 45N & 77° 15E in the West of the Taj Mahal and in the East of Taj Mahal between 27° 00N & 78° 30E to 27° 30E, lying in the Agra Division of the State of Uttar Pradesh and in the Bharatpur Division of the State of Rajasthan.
Resposibility areas :

  • Protecting Taj Mahal from damage via pollution
  • Control Pollution
  • Keep record of Taj Mahal pollution statics
  • Study city pollution


Please click here to view Notifications related Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ)


About TTZ

Click to view regarding Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) and about the TTZ formation.


Members of TTZ

Click to view the list of current members of Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ).