Mumbai records 'cleanest Diwali air' in five years

Mumbai records 'cleanest Diwali air' in five years on Sunday, Delhi sees spike in pollution levels.

While BKC and Malad in Mumbai were predicted to have the worst air quality on Sunday, reports said that Cyclone Karr and light rainfall helped keep the pollution in the air at a minimal level Quoting information released by SAFAR, reports said that the AQI in Mumbai on Sunday for PM 2.5 was 30 (good) in the daytime It then became 87 (satisfactory) by the Sunday evening.

Diwali was celebrated across the country on Sunday while authorities kept a close eye on pollution levels due to firecrackers in major cities. Mumbai recorded its "cleanest Diwali air" in five years even as Delhi saw a spike in air pollution on Sunday, according to reports. "An AQI of 118 (moderate) has been predicted for Monday, 70 (satisfactory) for Tuesday, and 76 (satisfactory) for Wednesday," Hindustan Times reported.

Credit: HIndustan Times

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