Delhi gets its first giant air purifier to curb air pollution

Delhi got first-of-its-kind ‘smog tower’ on Friday that became operational today itself. The 20-foot-tall prototype of air purifier has been installed at south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar Central Market.

The equipment has been installed by the Traders Association Lajpat Nagar (TALN) with the help of east Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir.

The cricketer-turned-politician tweeted about the smog tower, saying: “My Name is Gautam Gambhir. I don’t believe in talking, I believe in changing lives! Thank Hon’ble HM Amit Shah Ji for continuous support.”

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The facility was inaugurated by Gambhir at noon today. The purifier aims at purifying the air within a circumference area of almost 500 meters to 750 meters.

Meanwhile, the air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category from the last few days. However, Delhi’s air quality showed an improvement on Friday morning.

Major pollutants PM2.5 was 302 in ‘very poor’ category and PM 10 was at 283 in ‘poor category’ in Lodhi Road area today, news agency ANI reported.

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