Mumbai air quality : Mumbai’s air quality worsened for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, making it even worse than Delhi. Mumbai air quality index (AQI) was 119 (average) compared to Delhi’s 83 (satisfactory), according to the System for Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
The air quality in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST) area of the city was recorded as “very poor” and a health alert was issued.
“Anyone can feel the discomfort. People should avoid prolonged exposure to the outdoors, as it can cause respiratory diseases,” the health notice said. People were also encouraged to reduce air pollution by switching to CNG.
Several X (formerly Twitter) users went to the forum to take photos and videos of the city engulfed in dense fog.
“South Mumbai drowned in fog. Zero visibility at 9am,” the user wrote, sharing a video of buildings in fog and reduced visibility.
Yesterday, several parts of Mumbai, including Andheri, Mazgaon and Navi Mumbai recorded AQI in the ‘poor’ category. Experts attribute the dust pollution to cold winds from the Western Ghats hitting warmer air along the coast. As a result, warmer air along with dust and smoke remained over the Mumbai coast, they added
Earlier this month, a study by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) revealed the top 10 most polluted cities, with Delhi being the most polluted city in India.
Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Meerut in NCR topped the list, followed by Patna and Muzaffarpur in Bihar.
Delhi’s air quality, however, improved slightly and was recorded in the moderate category on Monday. It was upgraded to “satisfactory” on Wednesday. According to the AQI scale, air quality control between 0 and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 is “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 is “average”, 201 and 300 is “bad”, 301 and 400 is “very”. “.poor” and 401 and 450 are “severe” and “severe” when the AQI exceeds 450.