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Delhi govt begins trial of 'anti-pollution' towers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi government today said it has initiated the testing of 'anti-pollution towers' on a pilot basis to check their effectiveness in reducing particulate matters and other pollutants suspended in the air.

The 'anti-pollution towers' absorb particulate matters from surroundings and release fresh air back into the atmosphere, according to an official statement.

These towers have been put on trial at the crucial Indraprastha Marg Flyover and at the ITO initially and would be installed at other places depending on their test results, it said.

Minister Imran Hussain said the performance of these 'anti-air pollution towers' will be monitored and the results obtained will be evaluated for checking their efficacy and utility.

"Based on their results, the government will take further necessary decision for installing anti-pollution towers at other prominent locations in Delhi for curbing air pollution especially at busy traffic intersections," he said.

Hussain said the government is committed to reduce air pollution and stressed that technology is the only way forward for finding ways and means for controlling air pollution.

The air quality in India's national capital had remained 'very poor' during November and December last year, with toxic smog disrupting normal life and even an international cricket match.

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First Published: Fri, February 16 2018. 20:20 IST