Title: Assessment of noise level due to vehicular traffic at Warangal city, India
Authors: P.S. Sharma, S.S.S.V. Gopala Raju, M. Murali, C.S.R.K. Prasad
Addresses: Civil Engineering Department, NIT Warangal, India. ' Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, GITAM, Visakhapatnam, 530 045, India. ' Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, GITAM, Visakhapatnam, 530 045, India. ' Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Warangal, India
Abstract: In the light of the rapid growth of vehicles and the ill effects due to noise pollution, there is a need to study noise pollution from the transportation point of view. In this study, an attempt has been made to study noise pollution due to vehicular traffic in Warangal city, India. It was observed that noise levels are increasing with increased traffic volume. Studies also revealed that 3-wheelers have a major influence on noise levels. It was found that the noise levels at all the locations studied exceeded the Indian standard ambient noise levels.
Keywords: noise level; traffic noise; highway; noise pollution; correlation; urban transport; transportation; India.
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2007 Vol.30 No.1, pp.137 - 153
Published online: 12 Jul 2007 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article