Mumbai, Oct. 20 -- The Centre has accepted the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board's (MPCB) revised action plan on air pollution for Mumbai and dispensed Rs.25 crore to the state for the speedy implementation of the plan.

Previously, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had red flagged the earlier plans presented by the state pollution body for the city, making Mumbai the only megacity in India which was asked to revise its air pollution action plan three times.

"The CPCB and the Union environment ministry accepted Mumbai's action plan on October 9 after six major details were worked out in consultation with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner. It was communicated to us by the Centre on October 14," VM Motghare...