Mumbai's air quality improves

On Monday evening, satisfactory air was recorded in Mulund where the air quality index was recorded at 86

Mumbai's air quality improves
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The air quality in Mumbai has become very bad since the last two months. Therefore, the air quality in Mumbai between October and December was often found to be moderate. In these two months, the average index in Mumbai was found between 150-200. But now since the beginning of January, the air quality in Mumbai seems to be improving. Meanwhile, according to 'Sameer App', Mumbai's air quality index on Monday was recorded as 98 in the satisfactory category.

For pollution measurement, 14 centers of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, 9 centers of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and 5 centers of Municipality have been established in Mumbai. As per the records of these stations, it was observed that the air quality had deteriorated towards the end of October. There are reports of very bad air in some parts of Mumbai. It was observed that the amount of harmful PM 2.5 and PM 10 dust particles has increased in the atmosphere. However, now the air quality seems to be deteriorating.

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On Monday evening, satisfactory air was recorded in Mulund where the air quality index was recorded at 86. In view of the increasing amount of particulate matter in Mumbai city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board have started taking concrete steps. In this background, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board took action to control the dust. 

The roads and footpaths were washed with water from time to time. Meanwhile, the air quality has improved significantly since the beginning of the new year. In many areas the air quality index has improved by about 50 percent.

Action is being taken against builders violating the guidelines announced by the municipality on October 25. As per these guidelines, all measures like installing green cloth around the construction project site, irrigation, completely covering the vehicles carrying construction material and banning open burning of garbage are all being implemented.

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