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Posted at: Jun 14, 2018, 2:07 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2018, 2:07 AM (IST)

A first: Open air purifiers at gurdwara

A first: Open air purifiers at gurdwara
DSGMC chief Manjit Singh GK, MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa and others in a clean air zone at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal
New Delhi, June 13

Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib has partnered with private companies for a pilot project on reducing air pollution.

Biotech filters for cleaning polluted air have been installed in an open space on the gurdwara premises with the help of two firms, Evergen and Airlabs.

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK said: “Usually, we use technology to purify air within a closed room in our offices or homes, but this is the first time that an experiment is being conducted where polluted air in an open space will be cleaned. While the air quality index outside is 170, we can see that the place where the filters are, it is less than 30,” he said.

Delhi BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the project would provide a huge relief to people.

“The problem of air pollution is severe in Delhi. We have started this project here. This is something that can be installed in open spaces like bus stops so that people can get relief from air pollution. I feel that the Delhi Government should take a cue from this. Such projects should be implemented across Delhi,” he said. The pilot project will go on in the gurdwara for three weeks. — TNS

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