Mumbai City will Celebrate a Smoggy Holi Unless the Weather Gods Intervene

Mumbaikars who have been facing unhealthy air quality since November last year, may get some relief this week as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the possibility of rainfall between March 6-7 i.e. when the city celebrates Holi. Mumbai city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) on Sunday, 5th March, was worse than Delhi. Mumbai’s AQI was 218 (poor) while Delhi was at 115 (moderate). The civic administration identified four major factors that are adding to Mumbai‚Äôs deteriorating air quality. Road and construction dust remain a major contributor while traffic congestion, industries/power sectors, and burning of waste are other contributors. The … Continue reading Mumbai City will Celebrate a Smoggy Holi Unless the Weather Gods Intervene