The air purifier installed at Transport Light Point (TPT) on Madhya Marg is expected to purify the air in a radius of around 1 km in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh: After Delhi, it’s the turn of Chandigarh. The city on Tuesday will see the inauguration of India’s tallest air purifier with 24-metre height.
The inauguration comes on the day we observe the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies. The outdoor purification was among some of the top projects in the city after the takeover of Dharampal, the adviser to the UT administrator.
Dharampal will inaugurate the project. The tower has been installed at Transport Light Point (TPT) on Madhya Marg. This is one of the most populated and congested points due to the heavy traffic burden.
The air purifier is said to be capable of cleaning the air in a radius of around 1 km. The tower has been installed by Pious Air Pvt Ltd, a firm based in Delhi.
“The purifier unit will be able to clean the air of the radius of around 1 km. This is the tallest air purifier tower in the country. The equipment will also show the quality index of the air it inhales and the quality index of the air it will exhale. The air purifier functions through electricity,” the report Debendra Dalai, chairman, Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee as saying.
The air purifier tower became a point of attraction for city residents since the work started in February this year. The tower’s construction was delayed due to rains.
On August 23, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated India’s first smog tower with a capacity of purifying 1,000 cubic meters of air per second in a radius of around 1km at Connaught Place.