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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 32  |  Page : 101--107

An estimation of annoyance due to various public modes of transport in Delhi

School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

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V K Jain
School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.33950

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Measurements of noise levels associated with different types of vehicles plying the roads in Delhi were made. From the data, noise level indices L 10 , L 90 and Leq were determined. In addition, spectra of noise for different vehicles at 1- octave band frequencies were also obtained. The time-averaged noise spectra reveal that the noise intensities are significantly higher in the frequency range of 0.5 kHz to 2 kHz for all types of vehicles. Perceived noise levels (PNdB) and the total noisiness measured on NOY scale indicate that rural transport vehicles (RTVs) are most annoying, followed by buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis.


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