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Select CITYWALK becomes the first mall in India to install Chakr Shield

  •    – a Retrofit Emission Control for DG sets
  • ~New Project & Operations Initiative ~

New Delhi: In a bid to combat the growing air pollution, Delhi’s most admired and responsible shopping centre, Select CITYWALK became the first shopping centre in India to install Chakr Shield, a Retrofit Emission Control Device for DG sets. The installation was inaugurated by Dr. Vikas Mahatme, Padma Shri, honourable Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). In support of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Make In India and Atmanirbhar Bharat program, Select CITYWALK partnered with Chakr Innovation, a start-up founded by graduates of IIT Delhi, who have developed a patented technology to reduce the harmful exhaust emitted from the DG sets.

In a bid to control emissions, and take a step towards a cleaner future, Select CITYWALK worked to bring a real change for the better. The installation of the Chakr Shield is our endeavour to help in significant reduction (as per lab tests 70%– 80%) of pollution from the DG set while saving about 1260 billion litres of air from getting polluted. Diesel Generators, commonly known as DG sets, are irreplaceable to the shopping centre’s operations, providing crucial back up power support to help Select CITYWALK deliver a seamless experience to the thousands of shoppers that attend the premises.

Globally recognized and awarded by United Nations and the World Wildlife Fund, the ‘Chakr Shield’ developed by Chakr Innovation, can reduce significantly (70%- 80%) of the Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10), Carbon Monoxide and Hydrocarbon emissions after retrofitting on the tailpipe of the DG set. ‘Installing the Chakr Shield on the 5 DG sets, with a combined capacity of 8 MVA, located within Select CITYWALK premises will help reduce annually an estimated 378 kg of PM or black soot emissions which is equivalent to more than 174 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions or the carbon sequestered by 228 acres of forest in 1 year alone’ said Ms. Bharti Singhla, COO and Co-founder at Chakr Innovation.