‘Noise-mapping needed before finalizing DP’
TNN | Apr 10, 2015, 05.34AM IST
MUMBAI: While the draft Development Plan 2034 has identified the problem of noise pollution in the city, it doesn't offer any solution. Anti-noise activists have therefore submitted their objections to the authorities. They plan to hold a meeting on April 12 to discuss the issue.
NGO Awaaz Foundation, which spreads awareness about noise pollution, in a letter sent out Thursday said that the draft DP 2034 should not be finalized without a comprehensive noise- mapping study of Mumbai. Sumaira Abdullai, convener of the NGO, said, "The draft DP 2034 states that the airport area records the maximum noise level. But as there is no comprehensive noise-mapping study, there is no way in which we can directly compare noise levels."
Awaaz Foundation's anti- noise pollution campaign has been covered extensively in the Press and media since 2003.