DELHI GETS SMOG TOWER IN CANNUAGHT PLACE: The smoke towers are being installed in Delhi on lines of China which has experimented with this technology in its capital Beijing and other cities. Delhi government will study the impact of smoke tower on pollution and could add more such structures across national capital. ,
Delhi got another smoke tower on Monday, After . Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the pollution fighting structure at Baba kharak Singh marg in the Connaught place.It has been inaugurated months before the pollution level spikes in the national capital due to burning of crop waste by farmers. Delhi government’s plan to add more smog towers after studying the impact this one makes on pollution.
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said the Omni party will form a team of experts for study which is expected to last two years. smog towers are structures designed to work as large scale air purifiers. they are fitted with multiple layers of air filters and fans . After the polluted air entered the smog tower, it is purified by the multiple layers before being recirculated in the atmosphere.
The tower inaugurated by Kejriwal today is 20 meter long structure which has been set up to improve air quality in a radius of around one kilometer.
The tower has been constructed at a cost of rupees 20,00,00,000. it will function at full capacity after the monsoon season. He had earlier said that the smog tower at Connaught place will be able to purify 1000 cubic meters of air every second.
Another such tower has been constructed at Anand vihar, one of the pollution hotspot in the national capital. The 25 meter tall tower is expected to become operational by end of August. Both the towers have been built by Tata projects limited, with technical assistance from IIT Bombay and in collaboration with IIT Delhi.
Following high pollution levels in the national capital, the Supreme Court had in November 2019 asked the center and Delhi government to come up with road map on installing smoke towers in national Capital Region to combat air pollution.
The smog towers are being installed on the lines of china, which has experimented with this technology in it’s Capital Beijing and other cities.
Delhi was the most polluted Capital city in the World in 2020 for the third consecutive year, according to a report by a swiss group , that ranked cities based on their air quality measured in terms of the levels of ultra fine particulate matter that can enter the organs and cause lasting damage.