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3D noise mapping for preselected locations of urban area with and without noise barriers: A case study of Delhi, India

  • Pervez Alam EMAIL logo , Kafeel Ahmad , S. S. Afsar and Nasim Akhtar
From the journal Noise Mapping


Noise pollution has been rising as a critical issue in recent days particularly for the people living in urban areas. This study has been conducted to find out the effects of traffic induced noise on nearby residential building through 3D noise mapping with and without noise Barriers. Monitoring has been carried out at various densely populated preselected locations of Delhi, India. Thereafter, 3D noise mapping has been done using hourly average noise levels for the locations exposed with maximum noise. The developed 3D noise map shows the variation of noise level along X, Y and Z direction for all selected locations before and after installation of noise barriers. Moreover, the result also shows that exact assessment of noise impact is possible through 3D noise mapping, when a multistory building close to the source of noise is taken into consideration. This paper also elaborates the adequate height, distance and NRC value of noise barrier to reduce the effect of road traffic noise on nearby high rise building. Reduction pattern of noise level can easily be visualized and evaluated by using these maps. This type of study could support decision makers during adaptation of suitable remedial measures.


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Received: 2019-11-18
Accepted: 2020-03-23
Published Online: 2020-05-04

© 2020 Pervez Alam et al., published by De Gruyter

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