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Evaluation and analysis of noise levels at traffic intersections of Nagpur city, India.
J Environ Sci Eng. 2013 Apr; 55(2):197-206.JE

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to monitor and assess the noise levels at traffic intersections in Napgur city under heterogenic traffic activities. For this, traffic volume and noise level were measured at intersections on highways, major roads andring road during morning and evening peak hours. Traffic volume was categorized in light, medium and heavy vehicles while noise levels were measured for Lmin, Lmax, Leq , L10 and L90. Equivalent noise was observed in the range of 71.3 to 79.3 dB(A) at the traffic intersections. Due to heterogenic traffic conditions and activities at the intersection like honking, idling, gear noise, bearing noise, breaking noise, tyre-road noise and exhaust noise, no correlation was established between traffic volume and observed noise levels except West High Court road. A strong correlation was found at West High Court road due to controlled traffic flow and less impact of heavy vehicles. Impact of noisy vehicles on general traffic was also assessed at the traffic intersections based on noise pollution levels and traffic noise index. The study suggests that control measures are required at the traffic intersections to minimize noise pollution levels.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25464696

Citation

Vijay, Ritesh, et al. "Evaluation and Analysis of Noise Levels at Traffic Intersections of Nagpur City, India." Journal of Environmental Science & Engineering, vol. 55, no. 2, 2013, pp. 197-206.
Vijay R, Popat R, Pisode M, et al. Evaluation and analysis of noise levels at traffic intersections of Nagpur city, India. J Environ Sci Eng. 2013;55(2):197-206.
Vijay, R., Popat, R., Pisode, M., Sharma, A., Manoj, K., Chakrabarti, T., & Gupta, R. (2013). Evaluation and analysis of noise levels at traffic intersections of Nagpur city, India. Journal of Environmental Science & Engineering, 55(2), 197-206.
Vijay R, et al. Evaluation and Analysis of Noise Levels at Traffic Intersections of Nagpur City, India. J Environ Sci Eng. 2013;55(2):197-206. PubMed PMID: 25464696.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation and analysis of noise levels at traffic intersections of Nagpur city, India. AU - Vijay,Ritesh, AU - Popat,Rishabh, AU - Pisode,Mayur, AU - Sharma,Asheesh, AU - Manoj,Kumar, AU - Chakrabarti,T, AU - Gupta,Rajesh, PY - 2014/12/4/entrez PY - 2013/4/1/pubmed PY - 2015/3/12/medline SP - 197 EP - 206 JF - Journal of environmental science & engineering JO - J Environ Sci Eng VL - 55 IS - 2 N2 - The objective of the present study was to monitor and assess the noise levels at traffic intersections in Napgur city under heterogenic traffic activities. For this, traffic volume and noise level were measured at intersections on highways, major roads andring road during morning and evening peak hours. Traffic volume was categorized in light, medium and heavy vehicles while noise levels were measured for Lmin, Lmax, Leq , L10 and L90. Equivalent noise was observed in the range of 71.3 to 79.3 dB(A) at the traffic intersections. Due to heterogenic traffic conditions and activities at the intersection like honking, idling, gear noise, bearing noise, breaking noise, tyre-road noise and exhaust noise, no correlation was established between traffic volume and observed noise levels except West High Court road. A strong correlation was found at West High Court road due to controlled traffic flow and less impact of heavy vehicles. Impact of noisy vehicles on general traffic was also assessed at the traffic intersections based on noise pollution levels and traffic noise index. The study suggests that control measures are required at the traffic intersections to minimize noise pollution levels. UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25464696/Evaluation_and_analysis_of_noise_levels_at_traffic_intersections_of_Nagpur_city_India_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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