Vijayawada, take a bow. It's a quieter Diwali this year
| Friday | 9th November, 2018
"Long-term exposure to high noise levels can cause hearing problems while the poor air quality leads to respiratory disorders," said Dr Ramana Rao.
Even the St Anthony school area, considered as a silent zone, witnessed maximum noise levels of 95 decibels against the ambient noise level of 40 decibels.
"Considering the price rise in crackers after the Supreme Court verdict, people did not indulge in a bursting a lot of firecrackers.
APPCB aggregated the noise levels data from Pandurangapuram, King George Hospital, Kurupam Market, Jagadamba Junction, St. Anthony School and RTC Complex areas in the city.Dr R Ramana Rao, a general physician, opined that there would be long-term implications with the severe pollution levels.
"It was a disaster.
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