Mumbai not that far behind Delhi in Air quality index


The air quality situation in Delhi has reached to a level that is being termed as nothing less than an emergency. Even days after Diwali, Air Quality Index (AQI) of PM 2.5 particles continues to surpass the mark of 500. In a recent  System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi topped the list in AQI and Mumbai ranked ninth. 

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Delhi's air quality broke all records on November 5, when it was in the hazardous range for nine consecutive days, making this the longest spell of hazardous air quality. Another Indian city that was in the list was Kolkata in the fifth position. 

Mumbai recorded the cleanest and quietest Diwali in 2019. In the previous years, the firecrackers exceeded the maximum permissible decibel levels and sometimes reached as high as 145dB. Notably, this Diwali according to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Mumbai was 87 which is considered as 'satisfactory'.

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