Air pollution: Dia Mirza urges Mumbaikars to speak up

The city witnessed a dip in the air quality on Sunday with Mumbai’s Air Quality Index (AQI), the indicator that measures air pollution, recorded as 237. The AQI comes under “poor” category. Now, Actor Dia Mirza has urged Mumbaikars to speak up against the air pollution



  • The maximum temperature recorded for Sunday was 33.2 degrees, at par with the normal average for March.
  • With the deteriorating air quality, parts of Mumbai reeled with ‘very poor’ (300-400) air.
  • The city recorded worst air than Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad on Sunday, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

Mumbai’s air quality was worse than Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad, the cities where SAFAR records AQI levels. While Delhi recorded 142 (moderate), Pune recorded 143 (moderate) and Ahmedabad 150 (moderate).

Actor Dia Mirza, who is United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India, tweeted, “Dear #Mumbai, Pay attention to the toxic air quality. Demand for our fundamental right to life, the right to breathe clean air. The air has remained excessively polluted for over 5 months now. When will we speak up?”

After which, Actor Sonam Kapoor retweeted Dia’s tweet. “Why is no one talking about this? Air quality is something we need to pay attention to as it affects us with every breath we take,” read Sonam’s tweet.