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Status of Noise Pollution - A Case Study of Gulshan-E-Iqbal Town, Karach


  • Arif Zubair
  • Seema Naz Siddiqui

    (Federal Urdu University of Science Arts & Technology (FUUAST), Karachi)


The main aim of this study is to investigate the noise level due to road traffic with reference to Gulshan-e-Iqbal town; Karachi. Introduction: Noise is a disturbance to the human environment that is escalating at such high rate that it will become a major threat to the quality of human lives. Literature review: Literature review revealed that in the past thirty years in all areas of the world of Pakistan and especially in the urban areas, pollution has been increasing rapidly. This increase is due to socio-economic status of urban population along with inadequacies of public transport has encouraged personalized means of transport in the mega city of Karachi. The craze for owning vehicles in the mega cities has led to considerable noise pollution especially in big cities of the country. Methods: To measure the intensity of pollution of Karachi two intersections the Gulshan-e-Iqbal crossing and NIPA crossing of Gulshan-e-Iqbal town were focal point of our study as these two intersection point of Rashid Minhas are road main links to other part of the city. For noise intensity dB meter at EPA distance, standard (for noise level) 75 m were used. conclusion: Noise intensity was measured between 3.0 pm to 5.0 pm by dB meters at EPA distance standard (for noise level) 75 m. Noise pollution up to 105 decibels has been registered in the Area of investigation as compare to the permissible limits of noise 70 decibels required to protect health and welfare.

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  • Arif Zubair & Seema Naz Siddiqui, 2011. "Status of Noise Pollution - A Case Study of Gulshan-E-Iqbal Town, Karach," Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS), Department of Business Administration, vol. 5(2), pages 100-105, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:iih:journl:v:5:y:2011:i:2:p:100-105

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    Noise pollution; Gulshan e Iqbal; Karachi; Environment;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling


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