Status report of noise level/ambient air monitoring at different locations of Jaipur city on the occasion of Diwali festival - 2012

In order to assess the impact of the bursting of fire crackers and other predominating noise generating activities on the occasion of Diwali festival in the Jaipur City, Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board has undertaken noise level monitoring at five commercial areas viz. Choti Chopad, Badi Chopad, Tonk Road, Ajmeri Gate and Raja Park; five residential areas viz. Railway Station, Civil Lines, Gandhi Nagar, Mansarovar and Jawahar Nagar & three silence zones viz. Near High Court, SMS hospital and SDM hospital. The Residential, Commercial, and Silence zones were monitored during day and night in light of the Ambient Air Quality Standards in respect of Noise prescribed under the provisions of Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000. The noise monitoring was conducted from 11.11.2012 to 14.11.2012, in order to have a comparison of the noise levels observed on Diwali festival, before and after it. In general, on the occasion of Diwali festival, the major causative factors for noise pollution in the areas under references are the community noise, vehicular noise and noise due to bursting of fire crackers enhances.

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