Vanerkar, Atul P and Lokhande, S K and Ganatra, Sunil H (2014) Ambient Noise Level Prediction during Festival Season in Metro City of South East Asian Region. International Journal of Engineering Research and Application. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2248-9622

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Physical pollutants such as noise, causes so much confusion regarding its effect, often take the back seat when deleterious effects to the environment are considered. Metropolitan city of South East Asian region was selected for the study where day and night noise is monitored in higher levels in festival seasons as well as in normal seasons in all zones. It was found that prescribed noise level were increased 19.23%, 19.33% and 23.08% near Courts, schools and hospitals respectively under the silent zone. Slum areas are already affected whole year and noise level in middle class areas recorded 7.69% higher in festival season where as high class residential areas are found safer than the other two types of areas under the residential zone. Almost 85% areas under commercial zone are affected by higher noise levels in both the seasons where as in festival season only 4% readings were increases in day and night. Over all 10.25% and 8.12% day & night noise level were increases where as hectic city traffic increases 36.58% rapidly in festival season in all the zones. The affects can also be seen in the form of variety of negative emotions including anger, disappointment, unhappiness, anxiety and even depression. Therefore to avoid the adverse effects there is an urgent need to control noise pollution by implementing strict rules and through launching awareness-campaign.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community Noise; Deleterious Effects; Mathematical Models; Traffic Noise
Subjects: Noise Pollution
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 09:07
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 09:07

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