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Noise pollution: Mumbai began to quiet down in 2016

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which had named Mumbai the noisiest in February, was now praising the city’s anti-noise campaigners and calling the fight against noise pollution a ‘citizen movement’.

mumbai Updated: Dec 23, 2016 09:45 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Badri Chatterjee
Hindustan Times
Noise pollution,Mumbai,Diwali
During Ganeshotsav, Mumbai’s noisiest festival, the highest recorded noise level dropped from 123.2 decibels (dB) in 2013 to 116.4 dB in 2016 and Dussehra levels fell from 103.4 db to 98.9db. Janmashtami and the Mahim fair were slightly noisier.(HT)

First Published: Dec 23, 2016 09:45 IST