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Metro work: HC asks MPCB to monitor south Mumbai noise levels

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today suggested the Maharashtra Board to record ambient levels in south for a month, before the court considers permitting the to carry out construction work during night for the Metro III line.

A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla was hearing an application filed by the MMRCL, seeking modification of an earlier high court order which prohibited the firm from carrying out metro work at Parade in south during the night.

The MMRCL and the contractor, Larsen and Toubro, claimed that the ambient levels at Parade was 80 decibels during the day time and 61 db at night.

"The metro work will only be 10 decibels above the already existing levels," L&T's S U Kamdar said today.

The bench, however, said ambient noise levels should be measured at regular intervals at least for a month so that a proper average can be arrived at.

"We want to know from the MPCB what procedure does it follow while measuring the ambient noise levels," the court said.

The bench directed a from the MPCB to appear before it on July 11.

The high court had, in December last year, restricted the MMRCL from carrying out any construction work in the night as it was creating noise pollution and causing hassles to the local residents.

The 33-km Colaba-Bandra-Metro line III corridor will connect Parade in south Mumbai to the economic zone and the airport in the city's Andheri suburb.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 18:40 IST