Mumbai gets some respite as air quality improves

Mumbai was going through a bad spell of ‘poor’ air quality since the second incident of fire at Deonar dumping ground. However, Mumbaikars got some respite as the air quality slightly improved on Tuesday.

As per the data made available by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai’s air quality index (AQI) had reduced to 180 on Tuesday morning. An AQI in the range of 100-200 is categorized as ‘moderate’, implying that only those with acute respiratory issues would be required to take extra care. In comparison, the AQI stood at 216 on Monday.

Within Mumbai, Bandra Kurla Complex had the worst air quality with an AQI of 245 while Malad was the least polluted with an AQI of 99.

SAFAR estimates that Mumbai’s AQI would gradually improve over the summer if no external factor contributed to it.

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