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In PHOTOS: Mumbai having yet another BAD AIR DAY!

Last updated on: March 22, 2012 16:25 IST

In PHOTOS: Mumbai having yet another BAD AIR DAY!

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On Thursday morning blanket of dust enveloping Mumbai wore a thinner look as compared to Wednesday and is expected to clear off in a day or two.

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Image: The dust storm engulfs Mumbai's Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
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Weather officials attributed the haze to a dust storm in Rajasthan that has been persistent in the region for the past few days. The storm reduced visibility to six times lower than normal and pollution levels in the city have increased by an alarming 500 per cent over the past two days.


Image: The storm reduced visibility to 500m-1km compared to the normal visibility of 4 to 5 km
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
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While weather officials said the haze was a temporary phenomenon, the particulate matter will take a longer time to dissipate.


Image: Mumbai witnessed a wind speed of around 20-22 km per hour
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
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The haze affected Mumbaikars with many complaining of blurred vision and coughing. Doctors have advised patients prone to respiratory ailments to be more cautions.     


Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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