Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2008, 5(3), 165-171; doi:10.3390/ijerph5030165
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Evaluation and Analysis of Road Traffic Noise in Asansol: An Industrial Town of Eastern India

1 Department of Environment & Water Management, B. B. College, Ushagram, Asansol-713303, West Bengal, India 2 P. G. Department of Physics, B. B. College, Asansol, West Bengal, India 3 Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India 4 Department of Geology, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India
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Received: 10 March 2008; Accepted: 28 July 2008 / Published: 30 September 2008
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Abstract: The objectives of the study were to monitor and assess the road traffic noise in its spatial-temporal aspect in an urban area. The paper discusses the observations, results and their interpretation based on the study. Noise recordings from site, collected from April 2006 to March 2006, were used for statistical analysis and generation of various noise indices. Noise maps were also created for impact analysis and formulation of Noise Risk Zones. Mean Ldn value ranged between 55.1 and 87.3 dB (A). Day time Leq level ranged between 51.2 and 89.0 dB (A), where it ranged between 43.5 and 81.9 dB (A) during night. The study reveals that present noise level in all the locations exceeds the limit prescribed by CPCB. Based on the finding it can be said that the population in this industrial town are exposed to significantly high noise level, which is caused mostly due to road traffic.
Keywords: Road Traffic Noise; Human Health; Impact Analysis; Spacio-Temporal Variation

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Banerjee, D.; Chakraborty, S.K.; Bhattacharyya, S.; Gangopadhyay, A. Evaluation and Analysis of Road Traffic Noise in Asansol: An Industrial Town of Eastern India. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2008, 5, 165-171.

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Banerjee D, Chakraborty SK, Bhattacharyya S, Gangopadhyay A. Evaluation and Analysis of Road Traffic Noise in Asansol: An Industrial Town of Eastern India. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2008; 5(3):165-171.

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Banerjee, D.; Chakraborty, S. K.; Bhattacharyya, S.; Gangopadhyay, A. 2008. "Evaluation and Analysis of Road Traffic Noise in Asansol: An Industrial Town of Eastern India." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 5, no. 3: 165-171.

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