Delhi Surroundings Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday stated {that a} smog tower being constructed close to Connaught Place shall be accomplished by August 15 and the consultants will research the outcomes of this tower.

On January 13 final 12 months, the Supreme Courtroom had ordered the Delhi authorities to construct a ‘smog tower’ at Connaught Place within the metropolis by April 13 to regulate air air pollution.

Deadlines missed

On the identical day, the court docket had additionally ordered a smog tower to be put in in Anand Vihar by the Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB) by the identical time. However, each the governments missed the deadline.

On July 29, the Supreme Courtroom threatened contempt motion in opposition to the Indian Institute of Expertise (Bombay) on studying that the premier establishment has opted to tug out of the court-ordered challenge to instal the smog tower. “We’re making this tower on a pilot foundation and primarily based on the success of this work such towers shall be constructed throughout the Capital. The work has been delayed because of the second wave of the COVID pandemic however right this moment, I’ve directed to escalate the work,” stated Mr. Rai.

Joint work

“The full price of this tower is ₹20 crore. The peak of this tower is round 25 metre. It has a capability of air purification of 1,000 cubic metres per second. The Delhi Air pollution Management Committee (DPCC) of the State authorities is the nodal authority of creating this tower. Nevertheless, IIT, Mumbai, NBCC and Tata Mission are additionally working collectively with the Delhi authorities to construct this tower,” he added.


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