New Delhi: December 9, 2020, In a bid to improve the air quality and control dust pollution levels in the city, CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated an anti-smog gun on Wednesday. The truck-mounted anti-smog gun is a substantial step in reducing dust pollution in the city, and the truck has BS6 engine installed inside it. The newly inaugurated anti-smog gun has a water tank of a capacity of 5000 litres and will continue to function for 3-4 continuous hours. Under Delhi government’s ‘Yuddh, Pradushan ke Viruddh’ campaign, around 23 anti-smog guns have been installed in the national capital to combat dust pollution.
The anti-smog gun is mounted on a BS6 engine truck, which is a significant step in reducing air pollution owing to lesser vehicular emission. The newly inaugurated anti-smog gun has a water tank of a capacity of 5000 litres and will continue to function for 3-4 continuous hours. The 5000 litres of the water tank can wash the road, footpath, and trees in the median and side berms as this anti-smog gun has the facility to atomize the water and carry particulate matter suspended in the air.
Around 23 anti-smog guns have been installed by the PWD at key intersections and construction sites across Delhi, to combat dust pollution in the city. The PWD department has also taken the responsibility of sprinkling water on trees, roads, and construction sites to combat dust pollution. On the directions of CM Arvind Kejriwal, the number of anti-smog guns and water tankers will be further increased by the authorities as and when required.
By Lipakshi Seedhar: Staff Correspondent.