- The massive 20-feet-tall air-purifier has been installed at South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar market, which sees an average footfall of 15,000 people every day.
- The aim is to create a “clean air zone” around the area with an estimated 80% reduction in particulate matter, as per the experts who are involved in the project
- The inspiration came from China, which has already experimented with this technology
- Smog towers are the devices that can work as large-scale air purifiers, fitted with multiple layers of air filters.
- China, also battling air
pollution over the past few years, has two smog towers now. One in capital
Beijing and the other, dubbed the world’s largest, in Xi’an city