Delhi and pollution are likely a synonym to each other. Every year, especially during the winter months, Delhi becomes a gas chamber causing trouble for many people living there. Thus goverenemnt is doing everything it can to ensure that doesn’t happen.
So in one new initiative, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set up an ‘anti-smog gun’ at Central Park in Connaught Place on July 13.
Chairperson of the NDMC, Dharmendra along with Amit Singla, secretary, and multiple other officials of the civic body inaugurated the machine. The machine has been installed on an experiment basis and its results will fish out the possibility of more of such machines being installed across Delhi in the future.
The machine covers an area of a whopping 27,000 to 37,000 square meteres and has been built at a cost of Rs. 13 lakhs. The machine controls pollution by spraying atomised water into the atmosphere, according to officials.
“The anti-smog gun is designed to create an ultra-fine fog consisting of very fine water droplets (less than 10-micron size) of atomised water. These tiny water droplets are thrown in the larger area with the help of high-speed fans, which absorb even the smallest dust particles in the air,” The Indian Express quoted an NDMC official as saying.
The machine is supposed to clear dust and pollution particles from the environment and reduce PM 10 and PM 2.5 levels. NDMC says it will examine the result and will place more of them in key areas like India Gate, Sarojni Market and more.
“We will examine the performance of the anti-smog gun and may employ more machines accordingly at India Gate, Rajpath, and Metro or other construction sites. Soon, the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) will start massive construction in Sarojini Nagar and these machines can help to bring down dust pollution levels there,” the official reportedly.
Earlier the Delhi goverenemnt has also installed smog towers in Lajpat Nagar, Anand Vihar, Connaught place and more to tackle pollution woes.