City’s air healthy for first time this year on Fri­day

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Badri Chat­ter­jee­ter­jee@hin­dus­tan­

MUM­BAI: For the first time this year, Mum­bai’s air was healthy to breathe, thanks to speedy winds that dis­persed pol­lu­tants on Fri­day. The city’s air qual­ity in­dex (AQI) fell un­der the ‘good’ cat­e­gory, with a read­ing of 99 on Fri­day morn­ing, com­pared to the ‘ poor’ AQI of 245 on Thurs­day morn­ing.

SA­FAR re­searchers said weather con­di­tions were re­spon­si­ble for clean­ing up the air. “The sea has dis­persed a large amount of pol­lu­tants gen­er­ated be­cause of the Deonar fire and Holi ef­fi­gies,” said Gufran Beig, di­rec­tor, SA­FAR.


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