Your complaints of rising noise pollution in the city — and particularly, your locality — have not fallen on deaf ears. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking a baby step towards finding solutions to the problem. It will soon start noise mapping of the city to identify areas which suffer from chronic noise pollution.
Additional municipal commissioner Mohan Adtani explains a database of the levels of pollution is key to bringing down noise pollution. The BMC has invited proposals from firms interested in mapping noise in residential and commercial areas, hospitals, schools as well as roads and flyovers. The work is likely to begin in a month, say civic officials.
A suggested measure to arrest noise pollution is setting up barriers made of plastic and alloy to absorb or deflect sound.