India’s first ever noise barriers will be installed on the 1150 meter stretch of Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) which will begin at Kala Nagar and go till the Income Tax Building junction. This is being done by MMRDA in keeping with the Government of Maharashtra’s guidelines of providing noise abetment facilities along the road side. The material used for the barriers will conform to European standards. They are made of expanded clay, PMMA sheets (to avoid opaque view) and perforated aluminium sheets. Subsequent to the study conducted by M/s Metelmecannica of Italy which showed the noise levels at BKC ranging between 65 to 98 decibels, the process of installing the noise barriers has begun.
The project, awarded to M/s Fracasso (I) Pvt Ltd, is expected to bring down the decibel levels to the acceptable limit of 55 decibels after the five-meter-tall noise barriers are installed.