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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Noise Level Reduced Greatly In Mumbai!!!

Publication:Mumbai Mirror ;
Date:Apr 9, 2009;
"Survey finds noise levels across the city reduce greatly as compared to last year"

Citizens of Mumbai have a lot to complain about, what with growing recession, crowded public transport, pothole-ridden roads, manic lifestyles, et al. Thankfully, there’s respite from one quarter: A recent survey has revealed that this crazy metropolis has turned into a quieter place in the last one year – with noise levels having gone down by a significant eight to 10 decibels (db)! Readers will recall that April 7, 2008, was designated as a ‘No-Honking’ day by Mumbai’s traffic police. Students and teachers at Jai Hind College, Churchgate, therefore, decided to cover the city – armed with decibel meters – to check the effect that the diktat would have on Mumbai’s horncrazy public. Under the guidance of Dr Ambika Joshi, Dr Sangita Parab, Prof Udhav Zarekar and Prof Payal Rane, students – from 5 am to 9 pm – measured the noise levels at four places: Charni Road (south Mumbai), Old Nagardas Road at Andheri (western suburb), Daftari Road in Malad (western suburb)and JSD Road in Mulund (eastern suburb). And although there was no traffic police campaign this year, the students and faculty repeated the exercise again on the same date, and at the same venues, to get a comparative analysis. “Surprisingly, the average noise levels during morning peak hours have come down from 75db to 65db, whereas levels during the evening have reduced from 72.5db to 67.5db,” said Prof Rane, who initiated the survey.....


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