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Environmental Management During Metro Railway Construction Especially In Highly Polluted And Densely Populated City

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030601

Volume

64

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

423.58 kb

Author(s)

M. Kumar

Abstract

Environmental management during metro railway construction especially in highly polluted and densely populated city M. Kumar Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., India Abstract The construction of new metro project or expansion of existing metro systems are being planned in several densely populated and highly polluted cities of the world. The metro systems after construction and commissioning will certainly reduce the pollution level and add convenience to the public, but such project may grossly aggravate the pollution problem during construction stage, especially in respect of noise and air pollution which are generally at their peak in the city just before such projects are taken up for implementation. To compound the problem further, the metro alignment generally passes through densely populated areas and high vehicular traffic zones; thus the construction activity has to be taken up mostly in the vulnerable areas of the city, which are the most densely populated as well as generally having

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