Smog towers in Delhi might be put in in 10 months, Centre tells SC

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 4 

Smog towers might be put in in Delhi to test air pollution inside 10 months, the Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court which requested it to begin the work “at the earliest”.

Supervised by IIT Mumbai, the smog towers might be constructed by NBCC, and put in by TATA, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.

Mehta mentioned establishing of the smog tower, a construction designed as large-scale air air purifier to cut back air air pollution, would take 10 months and the authorities can be unable to curtail this time restrict.

The courtroom requested Mehta to apprise it on August 10 about the time-frame and in addition when the work for set up of the smog tower could be began.

On July 30, the Centre had mentioned a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been ready for the set up of smog tower and it could be signed by the stakeholders quickly.

Earlier, it had expressed shock at IIT Bombay’s backing out of the smog tower mission and mentioned this was “not expected of such institutions”.

On January 13, the courtroom had mentioned smog towers ought to be put in at Anand Vihar inside three months.

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