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Government begins trial of 'anti-pollution towers' in Delhi

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IANS  |  New Delhi 

In a bid to curb air pollution in the city, the Delhi government on Friday started the trial of "anti-pollution towers", an official said.

The anti-pollution towers absorb particulate matter in the air and release clean air back into the atmosphere.

"Delhi government has initiated the testing of anti-pollution towers at Indraprastha Marg Flyover, ITO, on pilot basis for demonstrating its effectiveness in reduction of PM 2.5, PM 10 and other suspended particulate matter in the air," a statement said.

If found successful, the government would install the "anti-pollution towers" at other locations in the city, especially at busy traffic intersections, to curb air pollution.

Minister Imran Hussain said the performance of the towers will be monitored and the results will be evaluated for analysing their utility.

Hussain said technology was the only way forward for finding ways to control air pollution in the national capital.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, February 16 2018. 19:50 IST
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