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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Evaluation Of Noise And Incurred Social Cost Due To Infrastructure Construction Activity

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Junaid Z Shah, Smita V Pataskar



Noise Evaluation, Pune Metro Construction, Social Cost.



Construction activities result in various types of hazards and discomforts at the time of operation. These problems may seem quite low in comparison with the benefits of any project, but economically they affect the environment around the site. This, in monetary terms, is known as social cost, often not taken into account while evaluating the total cost of the project. Of many different parameters for social cost, Noise pollution due to construction activity is identified as one of the few major threats to the environment surrounding the site of construction. Any Construction project benefits the society as a whole. Yet the problems of Noise due to its construction activity are faced by a very small part of the society, under-influence population. This study is focused on the evaluation of Noise levels due to Metro Construction project, evaluating area under influence and population under influence of Noise. This data is a requirement in evaluating the social cost with the help of Contingent valuation technique. The study gives the framework in evaluating the Noise levels and incurred social cost due to Metro Infrastructure construction project. The site taken for the survey was Nal square to Paud Phata of Pune Metro Reach 2. Noise levels are evaluated for equivalent values of noise at equal intervals for various hours. The day-time Noise levels were evaluated which were found to be as high as Leq 80-85dB (A), equivalent to sensitive to human hearing. The Social cost accounted for about 0.29% that of the project cost from Paud Phata to Nal square with 0.015% increase in the project cost for every single rise of decibel.



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