Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 662-667 January-March 2015

 

MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF NOISE AT SIGNALISED INTERSECTIONS

 

Patil Vilas K.* and Nagarale P. Prashant

Department of Civil Engineering, Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Andheri , Mumbai, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 15, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

Most of the cities of developing countries are facing serious noise pollution problem, due to the concentration of motor vehicles and human population within the limited urban areas. The study presents the status of noise pollution at selected signalized intersections of Nashik city, Maharashtra, India. The study is conducted using sound level meter and simultaneously classified traffic volume data is collected manually. The study shows that, the noise levels at selected locations, exceeded permissible noise level prescribed by Central Pollution Control Board. The present study is useful for planning of road alignment, intersection, flyover, deciding signal timings, traffic management, land use planning and to control noise pollution.

 

Keywords : Noise pollution, Interrupted traffic flow, Classified traffic volume data, Noise parameters, Urban areas

 

 

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