Air pollution: Delhi vs Mumbai, air quality falling to harmful levels

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Air pollution: Delhi vs Mumbai, air quality falling to harmful levels – Gudstory

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Air pollution levels in two major cities of India – Delhi and Mumbai – have started touching harmful levels.

The air quality in Delhi reached “very poor” level with the air quality index (AQI) recorded at 302 on Sunday.

While the air quality in Mumbai was “moderate” and the AQI was recorded at 132.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered “good”, 51-100 is “satisfactory”, 101-200 is “moderate”, 201-300 is “poor”, 301-400 is “very poor” and 401-500 is “poor”. is considered “serious”. An AQI above 500 falls in the “severe plus” category.

Pollution level in Delhi and Mumbai in the last three days –

21 October –

Delhi’s average air quality was recorded at 248 and was estimated to fall into the “very poor” category (301-400) on October 23 and 24 due to adverse weather and climate conditions.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai’s air quality was at a moderate level of 132.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had reported the city’s air quality to be 155.

20 October –

CPCB data showed that Delhi’s air quality was recorded at 190 around 7 pm.

According to CPCB data, Mumbai’s air quality was above 200 (poor) at many places during the day.

19 October –

Delhi’s 24-hour average AQI was recorded at 121 (moderate).

Mumbai’s average AQI score was 156 (moderate).

The sub-committee of the Commission on Air Quality Management (CAQM) in the National Capital Region (NCR) has implemented an 11-point action plan as per Phase-II of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). Under the GRAP-2 restrictions, there will be a ban on use of coal and wood-fired stoves, frequency of CNG and electric buses will be increased, regular cleaning and water sprinkling of roads will be done, traffic police will ensure that air pollution is curbed. There should be no traffic jam.

According to the forecast of India Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a possibility of drizzle in the evening or night. Relative humidity was recorded at 83% at 8:30 am.

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Updated: October 22, 2023, 06:19 PM IST


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