In order to provide the commuters an experience of breathing in fresh air an ‘Oxygen Parlour’ has been opened at Nashik railway station. This is an step in direction to battling rising air pollution in cities. The initiative comes with the efforts of Airo Guard in collaboration with the Indian Railways.
Amit Amritkar, co-founder of Airo Guard, said that the concept of Oxygen Parlour is based on a study conducted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
In an interview to ANI Amit said “In 1989, NASA had conducted a study in which they identified some plants that better absorb the five most harmful pollutants from the air. We have planted most of those plants here. These plants can clean the air in an area of 10X10 feet around them.”.
“There are around 1500 plants here, so, these plants can directly and effectively bring down the pollution in the air at the railway station and allow the people to breathe cleaner air,” he said.
The objective of Airo Guard is to carry forward the initiative to every railway station as well as every home. “People can also gift one of these plants to friends and family. It will expand the reach of this initiative and help improve the air quality across the country,” he concluded.