All for breathable air: India's first 'smog tower' inaugurated in Delhi
India installed its first "smog tower" in New Delhi's Connaught Place today. The tower will purify 1,000 cubic meters of air per second within a radius of around 1 km.
Inaugurating the tower, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the tower has been set up as a pilot project and initial trends will be available within a month.
If the pilot project is successful, more smog towers, which are essentially air purifiers, will be installed in the national capital which is also the world's worst air pollution, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
The 20 meters-long tower has been built for Rs 20 crore, Delhi's Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.
Earlier, officials had said that a two-year pilot study will be undertaken to ascertain the effectiveness of the smog tower after it becomes operational.
A control room has been set up at the site to monitor the operations of the smog tower.