Is Noise Still A Nuisance?Created by:
I was having a tea-time chat with my grandfather and he highlighted how people were annoyed by noise from trucks, jet planes, construction sites, loud music at the parties during the late 90's. I told him that it's still the same case. Although the sources of noise may have changed, still it is a big source of pollution. Due to advances in technology and science, the sound level from construction sites, jet planes is regulated to some extent. Still, there are many other sources of noise these days. And the one that annoys me the most is vehicle horn. It is a common practice in India to use the horn while driving. However, due to traffic congestion especially in metropolitan states like Delhi and Mumbai, the nuisance from these activities is increasing. In Netherlands, the traffic rules are strict and during my short stay there, I noticed that people hardly used the vehicle horns while driving. I hope the same culture is followed everywhere in the world one day so that the noise pollution can be curbed.