MUMBAI, Oct. 31 -- Sixteen months after its air quality stations were inaugurated, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) on Thursday published real-time air quality information for 15 locations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on its website. The MPCB also shared air quality index (AQI) for Mumbai and nine other cities during Diwali and the following days.

Mumbai recorded 'satisfactory' AQI of 92 on October 27 (Diwali), which was much lower than last year's 127 (moderate). A day after Diwali, an AQI of 104 (moderate) was recorded on October 28, and 112 (moderate) on October 29 (Tuesday).

Solapur was the most polluted location in Maharashtra on Diwali (October 28) with an AQI of 115 (moderate). On Monday (a day after Diwali...