People working at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) may finally get relief from the sound pollution by the end of this year.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has begun installing noise barriers on the 1,150-m stretch from Kala Nagar to the Income Tax Building junction.
The Rs 8.68-crore project is being implemented, by the MMRDA, as per guidelines issued by the state.
The MMRDA had received numerous complaints from residents and those working at BKC of the rising noise pollution caused by speeding vehicles on the wide roads.
The MMRDA undertook a noise mapping exercise on the four-km Bandra-Kurla Link Road, which was carried out by an Italian firm, Metel-Mecannica.
The study suggested setting up 5-metre tall noise barriers made of expanded clay, Polymethyl methacrylate sheets and perforated aluminum sheets.
“The study showed noise levels ranging from 65 to 98 decibels. After installation of the noise barriers, we expect the levels to drop to 55 decibels during the day and below 45 decibels at night,” MMRDA chief engineer, S.R. Nandargikar said.