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After odd-even debacle, Delhi govt to now install roadside air purifiers

In its latest move to protect the quality of air in the national capital after the odd-even scheme failed to make much of a difference, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government today said that it will

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 28, 2016 18:23 IST ]
Pollution in Delhi
Pollution in Delhi

In its latest move to protect the quality of air in the national capital after the odd-even scheme failed to make much of a difference, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government today said that it will now install air purification systems at five major intersections of the city within two months as a pilot project.

Delhi Transport Minister Satyendar Jain said a mist fountain will also be installed at one major intersection to purify the air.

"We have identified five major intersections in Delhi where air treatment systems will be installed. If the pilot project is successful, it will be expanded to other intersections as well," Jain said.

He added that the system has been designed by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) along with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

The five locations where the systems will be installed are Sarai Kale Khan, Anand Vihar, Kashmere Gate, ITO and IIT Delhi/AIIMS.

"It is a modular system and can be installed based on the space available at the intersections. It can even be installed on the central verge of the road," Jain said.

He added that a mist fountain will come up at one locations.

"Experts say that it can have a big impact on pollution by arresting the pollutants in the air. Recycled water can be used in this fountain which will be supplied by the Delhi Jal Board," Jain said.

He added that the government has set a target of one-and-a-half to two months for both the pilot projects.

The decision was taken at the third meeting of the inter-ministerial task force set up by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to tackle the issues of air pollution and garbage disposal.


 

(With IANS inputs)

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