The air around Connaught Place will soon be more “cleaner” thanks to an air purifier system that has been installed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
The filtering system not only purifies the air but also reduces the bad odour in the area too. The filtering station has been installed in front of Palika Bazaar and would be operational for a period of three weeks.
“Polluted air, dust particles present in the air not only cause respiratory problems but also lead to a number of bacterial and fungal infections. The filtering system will trap all the obnoxious gases and pollutants through a five-stage filtering process and will release clean air in the atmosphere by working as a deodoriser,” said P.K. Sharma, Medical Officer of Health, NDMC.
A private company called System Life has installed and will maintain the filtering
station. “The company has installed the system free of cost and if it is successful, we will install them at various places in the NDMC area,” added Sharma.
The filtering system reportedly cleans 10,000 cubic meter of air per hour.
The civic agency is hoping the system will help reduce the pollution level at Connaught Place, frequented by more than one lakh people everyday.
The company has also hired a consultant accredited by the Central Pollution Control Board to regularly monitor and analyse the air quality in the area after the installation of the system. The company has been provided space by the civic agency and a security-specific No-Objection Certificate (NOC) has been given by the Delhi Police.
The system at Connaught Place has been installed as a pilot project.
A final analysis of the filter will be done in an Italian laboratory accredited by the
World Health Organisation (WHO).