Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 4A Page No.: 1703-1709 April-June 2013

 

ASSESSMENT AND MLR MODELING OF URBAN TRAFFIC NOISE AT MAJOR ARTERIAL ROADS OF SURAT, INDIA

 

Tandel B. N.* and Macwan JEM

Department of Civil Engineering, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 21, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

In India, transportation demands in urban areas continue to increase rapidly as a result of both of population growth and changes in travel patterns. The recognition of road traffic noise as one of the main sources of environmental pollution has led to develop models that enable to predict noise level from fundamental variables. Therefore, this study was carried out to generate a noise prediction model and to analyze various parameters affecting road traffic noise. The model, when validated gives quite satisfactory results. The study reveals that present noise level at all three major arterial roads exceed the limit prescribed by CPCB. Based on the finding, it can be said that the persons nearby these roads are exposed to significantly high noise levels and hence necessary mitigation measures should be adopted.

 

Keywords : Urban traffic noise, Arterial roads, Modeling, Multiple linear regression, Transportation

 

 

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