Mumbaikars woke up to a blanket of smoke-filled fog on Thursday morning, with smog hugging the city’s skyline. Not surprisingly, there were free-wheeling comparisons with Delhi and Beijing.
Officials from the Indian Meteorological Department confirmed the presence of thick smog over South Central region of the city but refused further comment.
A spokesperson for the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) that said that there was heavy smog over the eastern and central suburbs of Mumbai, especially around the Chembur and Deonar areas, reported DNA.
We took to Twitter to help to us through the smog gripping the city. And most people didn’t have the foggiest idea about what was going on!
Dense fog in Mumbai. Or is smog? Already complaining of throat irritation. #WeirdWinter— Chashme Baddoor (@ImChashmish) January 28, 2016
Is the entire city engulfed in smog or is it just Worli? #Mumbai #pollution— Anirudh Challa (@thewanderingowl) January 28, 2016
Is it #Fog or #Smog in Mumbai? #Pollution pic.twitter.com/ilPQ11JIJw— Amit (@amitarte) January 28, 2016
Smog covers over Mumbai. Heaviest I have seen. #MumbaiMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/kawGh0P2FP— bruhadees (@bruhadees) January 28, 2016
Citizens from all over the city tweeted out pictures of areas bogged down with smog:
Very heavy smog in #Mumbai today. Scary #pollution levels. This is Lower Parel at 10:15 am pic.twitter.com/A8qu9Qx6yO— Vishakh Rathi (@vishakhrathi) January 28, 2016
This morning I seem to have woken up in Delhi. Shot from my dadar east balcony @theRohitBansal @gchikermane pic.twitter.com/BanhBGQWIb— Venkateswara Rao Bud (@ByBvRao) January 28, 2016
I look out of Indiabulls and all I see is Smog! @RidlrMUM crazy pollution in Mumbai today pic.twitter.com/ES9re8Mi8z— Shivangi Prabhudesai (@ShiviStormborn) January 28, 2016
Mumbai smog today pic.twitter.com/yJVH0926Uc— Kayezad E Adajania (@kayezad) January 28, 2016
Terrible Mumbai smog today with zero visibility. See pics of same view on a clear day vs today am. #Mahalaxmi #Smog pic.twitter.com/6T6MPPdjtV— Vikram Chachra (@lemonandice) January 28, 2016
Could the change of scenery be courtesy an illegal burning ground?
The smog over Chembur, which has among the worst air quality in Mumbai city. Illegal burning at dump ground to blame pic.twitter.com/CbW2kXqgJK— Malathy Iyer (@MalathyIyerTOI) January 28, 2016
The Mumbai Smog is nothing but a fire at Deonar Dumping ground.— A. (@akrgsrni) January 28, 2016
(All images courtesy Twitter)