The national capital is all set to get its first smog tower by August 15, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Thursday, adding that its construction had been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 25-meter structure will address 10 points, ranging from dust pollution, vehicle pollution to pollution caused by stubble burning in neighbouring areas.
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction work of the tower was slowed down at Cannaught Place. We expect it to be complete by August 15. After that, we will analyse its impact. Another one is being made in Anand Vihar by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). If the project becomes successful then more such towers will be built in Delhi," Rai said.