Udaipur adopts on-road Anti-Smog Guns for air purification

Udaipur adopts on-road Anti-Smog Guns for air purification

The machines are set to operate regularly in important areas of the city...

Anti-Smog Gun

Despite the growing fog, the air quality will remain unaffected. The Municipal Corporation has invested in 10 anti-smog guns, collectively valued at Rs 2 Crore. Two of the Truck Mounted Anti-Smog Gun, have an impressive water capacity of 8000 liters each. In comparison, two Bolero anti-smog guns have a capacity of 1500 liters each, while six portable machines are equipped with a more modest 500-liter capacity each. These measures are geared towards maintaining and improving air quality in the face of increasing fog. 

The machines are set to operate regularly in key areas such as Udaipole, Surajpole, Delhi Gate, Chetak Circle, Sukhadiya Circle, Madri Industrial Area, and the Wall City area. In these regions, the daily average Air Quality Index (AQI) stands at approximately 120, frequently surpassing 150 on multiple occasions. Their consistent deployment aims to address and improve air quality in these specified locations.

The official inauguration occurred on Sunday, December 24,2023 attended by key figures including Assam Governor Gulabchand Kataria, MLA Tarachand Jain, Mayor GS Tank, Deputy Mayor Paras Singhvi and Commissioner Vasudev Malawat. 

The potential danger to public health arises because the Air Quality Index (AQI) typically spans from 0 to 100 in the general category. To address this concern, the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) initiated by the Central Government has introduced anti-smog guns. 

Pollution experts attribute the heightened pollution during foggy conditions to the sluggish movement of air, causing a more gradual dispersion of pollution particles. In December 2022, the cold was particularly intense, with temperatures consistently dropping below 10 degrees. Consequently, the Air Quality Index (AQI) remained persistently above 100, even surpassing the 200-mark. In January of the same year, the AQI peaked at 165. 

Source: Dainik Bhaskar


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