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I live in a gated community in India. Next to our society, there’s a mosque. Every morning at 5 o’clock loudspeakers roar with morning prayers. I often wonder, why can’t they pray silently?
I’m glad to see an article on noise pollution. So much could be done here in the US, but President Reagan zeroed out the noise pollution office in EPA very early in his admin.
Years ago, probably in the early ’80s, I saw a jackhammer, in Alexandria VA, that wasn’t making a sound while in use. I’ve never seen one again, nor heard anything about them.
Backup beepers, lawn services, and especially leaf blowers are major offenders. Backup beepers aren’t even very effective, and at this point in time, they could be inexpensively replaced with back-up cameras, which would be much more effective. Here’s an article I wrote some years on backup beepers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018517/
Mumbai is an impossible city. You write about many aspects on noise pollution, but forgot to mention the recent initiative taken by traffic police to reduce the honing. In this approach the time for the red light increases with honking. I do not now the extent of success, but sure this is one more way to discourage honking. Also the noise pollution due to fire cracker seems to have reduced. Thanks to all who are actively seeing solution for this age old and annoying problem.