After Diwali, air quality index in Mumbai hits moderate category
The air quality index (AQI) in Mumbai moved to the moderate category on Tuesday morning, a day after Diwali celebrations.
After Diwali celebrations yesterday, the air quality index (AQI) in Mumbai moved to the moderate category on Tuesday morning. The AQI value hovered between 111 to 300 in parts of Mumbai, with the major pollutants being PM10 and PM2.5. Air pollution experts have asked elderly people to exercise caution.
AIR QUALITY INDEX
The morning after Diwali, Mumbaikars woke up to a smoky skyline, and the air quality index was recorded in the 'moderate' to 'satisfactory' category.
Colaba recorded an AQI of 111 (moderate), Andheri at 193 (moderate), Bhandup 91 (satisfactory) and Navi Mumbai at 300 (poor). Several locations recorded AQIs in the 'poor' category after firecrackers went off over the weekend.
However, in Pune, the air quality was relatively better. At the Karve Road station in Pune, the air quality was at a moderate level with an AQI of 132.