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Delhi: 16-member committee to monitor functioning of smog tower at Connaught Place

A 16-member committee has been constituted by the Delhi authorities to watch functioning of the smog tower at Connaught Place.

The committee will submit a complete of three reviews to the federal government — one each three months. A five-member group from the Delhi Air pollution Management Committee (DPCC) headed by scientist Mohan George can be a part of the committee. The committee may also comprise a five-member group from IIT Bombay, headed by professor Manmohan Sahu, together with three members from NBCC and three members from Tata Initiatives Restricted. The committee will submit its preliminary report back to the federal government in three months.

The reviews will decide whether or not the federal government will set up extra smog towers, in response to a launch issued after Atmosphere Minister Gopal Rai visited the smog tower at Connaught Place.

The tower has sensors to watch PM10 and PM2.5 ranges of air getting into and leaving the tower. Rai mentioned that at eight am on Friday, PM2.5 stage was 151 on the enter to the tower, whereas the extent was 38 after being purified. The PM10 stage was 166 earlier than purification and 41 after, Rai mentioned.

The tower, inaugurated in August, was arrange and is being operated at a value of round Rs 20 crores. It’s anticipated to purify the air in a 1-km radius from the tower. It includes layers of filters and 40 followers.

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