Taj MahalAgra: (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav marked Independence Day on Saturday by launching the official Twitter account of the 17th century Taj Mahal.

The Uttar Pradesh Tourism said the Taj had become the first historical monument in the world to have its own Twitter account.

Tourism industry sources here said the Twitter handle will help have a better interaction with tourists and the feedback would help address grievances.

Introducing the page, the tourism department said: “The official Twitter¬† handle of the world’s most loved monument, located in Agra. One of the wonders of the world.”

The page claimed there were two types of people: “Those who have visited me and follow me here and those who haven’t seen me and yet follow me¬† here.”

Within an hour, it had more than 2,000 followers.