Smog tower inaugurated near Anand Vihar metro station in Delhi

Delhi: 7 Sept, 2021 (Times of India)


NEW DELHI: Delhi got its second smog tower near the Anand Vihar metro station on Tuesday.
There has been widespread concern over pollution levels in Delhi. A smog tower is a structure designed as large-scale air purifiers to reduce pollution particles in surrounding areas.
The tower, built by Tata Company, has a capacity of 1,000 cubic metres per second.

A grand opening ceremony was organized at the Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in the Jorbagh area of the national capital on Tuesday morning . The tower has been dedicated to the public under the 'National Clean Air Program'.

Earlier a 24-metre tall smog tower, the city's first such structure was installed in the Connaught Place area. On August 23, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the smog tower at Connaught Place.
The tower is capable of cleaning 1000 cubic meters of air within a one-kilometre radius per second. Equipped with 40 fans and 5000 air filters, the tower sucks in polluted air and releases filtered air.