Silent period begins in transportation

A silent period begins in transportation: “noise inventory” of land, air and rail transportation will be issued. Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has pressed the button for noise in land and air traffic. The Ministry examined the 14 major airports with highways in 5 provinces. Noise maps will be prepared for the selected areas by the end of the year. As a result of the data to be obtained from these maps, a "Noise Action Plan" will be prepared.

The “Noise maps” project, which the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has been working on for some time, has come to an end. In this context, the provinces where land, air and rail transportation are intense were examined.

“Noise maps”, whose work has been accelerated in accordance with the “Regulation on Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise”, aims to determine how much of the population is disturbed by traffic and industry noise. Within the scope of road traffic and industrial areas, mapping activities are carried out on a total area of ​​14 thousand 4 square kilometers in 766 provinces. Municipalities in these provinces will be responsible for the noise maps of nearly 5 thousand square kilometers in Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Denizli, Elazığ, Eskişehir, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Malatya, Manisa and Kahramanmaraş. In addition to these provinces, the General Directorate of Highways will be involved in creating maps for highways in cities such as Sakarya, Yalova, butler, Gaziantep, Konya, Mersin, Samsun and Diyarbakır.


Airports also include noise maps to be created. In this context, the noise map of Esenboğa, Atatürk, Sabiha Gökçen, Adnan Menderes and Antalya International Airport, where more than 50 thousand landings and landings are made, will be completed by the end of the year. On the other hand, some railway lines will be included in the noise maps.


In the light of the data to be obtained from the maps, the Ministry will create a Noise Pollution Action Plan.

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