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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 7, No. 4, 2010, pp. 737-750
Bioline Code: st10073
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2010, pp. 737-750

 en Evaluation and analysis of traffic noise along bus rapid transit system corridor
Mishra, R.K.; Parida, M. & Rangnekar, S.

Abstract

Due to increasing motorization, construction of flyovers and growth in transport network, the noise level has exceeded the prescribed limits in many Indian cities. The health implications of high noise levels are being identified as hypertension, sleeplessness, mental stress, etc. Due to this adverse effect of noise level, it is essential to assess the impact of traffic noise on residents and road users. This research is an effort to quantify and analyze the traffic noise emissions along bus rapid transit corridor in Delhi. Field measurements were carried out to understand and assess various aspects of the impact of bus rapid transit system corridor on land use and social lives of residents and road users. The present analysis presents the comparison between observed and predicted noise level at selected corridors and also describes the mitigatory measures to overcome such type of traffic noise pollution through design of noise barrier along the road and motivate people towards the use of public transport system.

Keywords
Central pollution control board; Federal highway administration traffic; Human health, Prediction error, Traffic noise

 
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