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City sees improvement in air quality

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 29, 2018, 6:19 am IST
Updated : Apr 29, 2018, 6:19 am IST

The maximum humidity levels were recorded 76 per cent during the day.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

Mumbai: Mumbai saw remarkably clean air on Saturday as the Air Quality Index (AQI), an indicator of pollutants in the air, recorded 56, falling under ‘satisfactory’ category.

Experts have stated that the air quality will remain the same for the next few days owing to the increase in wind speed.

 

According to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality at all the nine locations that are monitored fell under the ‘satisfactory’ as well as ‘good’ categories.

“Mumbai is experiencing extremely good wind speed which is dispersing the pollutants in the air in fast manner. As such, there is no time for the pollutants to settle on the surface,” said Gufran Beig, project director, SAFAR.  

Among the locations, the air quality at Andheri was the cleanest, with AQI recorded 24 followed by Malad, Bhandup and Colaba, falling in ‘good’ category. BKC and Mazagaon and Navi Mumbai recorded higher levels of pollutants with AQI at 80, as compared to other locations.

 

The increasing wind speed turned favourable for the city’s weather too. The maximum temperature recorded for Saturday was 33.4 degrees, while the minimum temperature stood at 23.8 degrees, one degree below the normal.

The maximum humidity levels were recorded 76 per cent during the day.

Tags: air quality, pollutants