Delhi to get first smog tower at Lajpat Nagar market today
New Delhi: Delhi's first smog tower, which has the capacity to purify air, is all set to be made operational at Lajpat Nagar Central Market on Friday. It will purify the air within a circumference area of almost 500 meters to 750 meters.
The smog tower was installed by Traders Association Lajpat Nagar (TALN) with the help of East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir. The MP will inaugurate the air purifier on Friday noon.
General Secretary of the Traders Association Lajpat Nagar, Ashwani Marwah talking to HT said, “The initiative was need of the hour keeping in view alarming pollution levels in the city.”
The market sees an average footfall of nearly 15,000 people every day.
The smog tower is 20-feet tall and it was erected on a four feet high platform. The cost of the smog tower was Rs 7 lakh. The tower was procured by the Gautam Gambhir Foundation. It will run on electricity and the running cost will be borne by the market association.
The machine has the capacity to remove nearly 80 per cent of the particulate matter which is PM 2.5 and PM 10.