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Appraisal of Urban Road Traffic Noise in tier-II City (Surat City), India

Dipeshkumar R. Sonaviya1,2,*, Bhaven N. Tandel2
1 M. S. Patel Department of Civil Engineering, C. S. Patel Institute of Technology, CHARUSAT, Anand, India
2 Civil Engineering Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India
* Corresponding Author: Dipeshkumar R. Sonaviya. Email:

Sound & Vibration 2022, 56(1), 77-88. https://doi.org/10.32604/sv.2022.014334

Received 18 September 2020; Accepted 19 October 2020; Issue published 10 January 2022

Abstract

Urban road traffic noise pollution has always been identified as a severe problem that affects urban populants. In developing nation, road traffic noise pollution depends on the composition of heterogeneous traffic composition. These traffic compositions contain vehicles, which have different sizes, speeds variations, a different dimension of vehicles. Environmental noise measurements have been carried out during day-time and night-time in different locations of tier-II city of India. The noise levels have been continuously measured over 24 h periods using kimo DB 300 class-2 noise level meter. The data contained in this research paper represent 768 measurement hours. All the information has been used to investigate the time patterns of the noise levels under a wide range of different conditions and to study the relationships between noise levels and traffic in urban areas. Maximum LAeq was observed 73.3 dB(A) at B14 location and the minimum was recorded 65.7 dB(A) at C3 location, which was greater than the central pollution control board (CPCB) prescribed limits during night time. A major reason for the generation of road traffic noise is due to the equal composition of 2-wheeler and 4-wheeler on the arterial road and heavy vehicles were recorded during morning peak and evening peak even though they are prohibited during peak hours.

Keywords

Noise monitoring; road traffic noise; traffic compositions; urban context

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Sonaviya, D. R., Tandel, B. N. (2022). Appraisal of Urban Road Traffic Noise in tier-II City (Surat City), India. Sound & Vibration, 56(1), 77–88.



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