The first smog tower in Delhi was set up at Lajpat Nagar on 3 January. It was inaugurated by Gautam Gambhir and BJP MP from East Delhi.
Supreme Court asked the central government and Delhi government in November 2019 to plan a road map for smog tower.
First smog tower was installed at Lajpat Nagar on 3 January
Looking over the pollution levels in Delhi, the Supreme Court asked the Central and Delhi Government to come up with a road map on the installation of smog towers in NCR. The first smog tower at Lajpat Nagar is 20 feet tall air purifier. It is fitted with exhaust and removes about 80%particulate matter(PM 2.5 and PM 10). The exhaust sucks in the polluted air and the primary pollutant in Delhi’s air.
Here is everything about smog towers and how it works:
Smog towers are large scale air purifiers. Since there are multiple layers of air filters inside it, when air passes through it, it gets clean.
1.The cost of each smog tower is around Rs 10 crore to Rs12 crores. This includes filtering equipment, construction of towers and monitoring systems.
2.The smog tower at Lajpat Nagar is cylindrical and has a design of pole. There are one big inlet and four outlets. The exhaust fan sucks the polluted air through a big inlet. The smog tower runs in electricity and is coloured in 4 different colours: Orange at the top, White in middle, then green and at the bottom is blue.
3.The polluted air is purified by multiple layers through HEPA filters. Highly effective H14 grade Highly Effective Particulate Arrestance(HEPA) filters will be used. With pre-filters and activated carbon, this filter will clean up to 99.99% Particulate matter present in the air.