Thane saw cracker-free Diwali but air quality remained poor

Though Thane residents celebrated a quieter Diwali this year, there was no relief in air pollution.

The Air Pollution Index for the city this year was more than 90%.

“The Air Pollution Index is over 90 percent more than the normal limit of 25 %. The API index at Teen Hath Naka was 127 % followed by 111 % at Kopri. This indicates that the air is extremely polluted and not fit for breathing,” said an official from Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).