New Delhi (Sputnik) — In yet another desperate attempt at combating rising pollution, India's national capital New Delhi has picked up a new weapon — the anti-smog gun.
Shaped like a giant hair dryer, the device that sprays atomized water into the atmosphere was tested on the streets of Anand Vihar, New Delhi's most polluted area, on Wednesday.
Manufactured by Cloud Tech, an Indian company, the canon ejects water at a very high speed to distance up to 50 meters. The idea is that it reduces air pollution by binding dust and other particulate matter and brings them down to the ground level. Connected to a water tank and mounted on a vehicle, the device could be taken across the city to spray water to settle the dust and other suspended particles.
Anti-Smog Gun by @AamAadmiParty Government Spraying Water at Anand Vihar ISBT — One of Delhi's pollution hotspots — to improve Air Quality.— चाणक्य (@AapkaSalman) December 20, 2017
Its a trial run@ArvindKejriwal@ImranHussaain pic.twitter.com/w1zOtS0SuV
Presently such machines are being used in mines, thermal power plants and cement plants across the country.
"This machine can eject 100 liters water in a minute at a distance of up to 50 meters. The machine can be mounted on a truck, which can roam in the street of Delhi to flush out carcinogen particles," Sushant Saini, managing director of Cloud Tech told Sputnik.
Clearly miffed at the Indian government's dilly-dallying with regard to pollution, which has reached life-threatening levels, foreign envoys deployed in New Delhi took up the issue with India's Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month with the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.
Following TOI's report that diplomats wanted to take up the issue of Delhi air pollution with MEA, Dean of Diplomatic Corps Frank Castellanos meets MEA officials, says issue needs to be addressed for the sake of not just diplomats but also other residents— Sachin Parashar (@sachinpTOI) November 17, 2017