According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, Mumbai’s air quality remained ‘very bad’ on Monday, with the total air quality index (AQI) reaching 318. (SAFAR).
The AQI in the city was 316 on Sunday.
In terms of other sections of the city, Mazgaon was the most polluted, with an AQI of 426 (severe). Similarly, in South Mumbai, Colaba had an AQI of 348 (very poor), followed by Malad (346), Chembur (316), and Andheri (306).
Poor air quality is caused by dust storms.
The degradation of air quality in the financial capital, according to air pollution specialists, is caused by dust streaming into the region from Rajasthan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Furthermore, dust storms combined with moisture and cold air cause the build-up of dust particles in the air, resulting in poor air quality.
The air quality is expected to improve.
Despite the fact that the city’s air quality is in the ‘very bad’ category for the second day in a row, SAFAR predicts a minor improvement in the city’s air quality over the following two days.