After several complaints and protests by the residents against screeching sound of train brakes at a short stretch of track, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has finally agreed to install automatic track lubricating machine by next month.
Residents living in colonies near MG Road Metro station have been complaining against the disturbing sound due to train brakes at a sharp curve on the track. They also threatened to move court if the DMRC failed to install noise insulators.
DMRC has informed the residents of Essel towers that it is importing the lubricating machine for greasing the tracks. The machine would be installed by May 30. SA Verma, the deputy chief environment officer of DMRC, wrote to the resident saying, “The continuous gauge face lubrication machine is being imported and likely to be received and commissioned by May 30 this year.” This may solve the problem for residents.
In a study conducted by the DMRC at one of the affected high-rise towers, it had discovered that the noise level varied between 73 decibel (Db) and 74 Db in peak hours as against the prescribed standards of 45 Db and 55 Db.