Noise pollution level in central and South Kolkata, West Bengal
A study has been conducted to observe the level of noise pollution in different parts of Central Kolkata and South Kolkata residential areas. The survey was conducted during January to December 2014 and 2015. The results indicates that the noise pollution levels exceeds the recommended permissible limits at Central Kolkata, (studied area: Baubazar market, Chittaranjan Avenue Junction, Ganesh Chandra Avenew, Chandni Chawk, and Hare Street) compared to South Kolkata (studied area: Tollygunge, Taratalla and NewAlipur). The increasing rate of noise pollution causes adverse impacts on human health such as insomnia, hearing loss, reducing efficiency, sexual impotency, cardio vascular, respiratory and neurological damages and shortening the period of human life. To combat this rising problem, implementation of noise pollution control strategy has been suggested by adopting appropriate measures on affected noise pollution sites.