Pedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg
Pedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg
India

In India, can New Delhi’s smog towers reduce pollution? Experts say they’re more hot air than clean air

  • The Supreme Court has ordered the country’s capital, one of the most polluted cities in the world, to install the towers – with no evidence that they work
  • Groups lobbying for clean air say the plan is akin to ‘turning on air conditioner in a desert’, and say the best solution is tackle pollution at the source

Pedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg
Pedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg
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