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The Moscow Ring Road to get noise barriers made of basalt fiber

Screens with noise-absorbing material made of basalt fiber are being installed along the railway road in certain places to protect the specific areas from noise pollution.

According to the manufacturers, the height of basalt fiber noise barrier is calculated according to the requirements of a particular locality.

Therefore, people standing outside will not hear the sounds of passing trains at all because the emitted noise is completely absorbed by the protective panels. Besides the adjacent residential buildings, it is considered to install the panels in other areas, such as in close proximity to the socio-cultural facilities.

In addition to the immediate purpose, that is a mitigation of noise pollution, the barriers will reduce the unpleasant visual impact of industrial areas for the passengers, as well as will prevent pedestrians from crossing the railway track.

Each panel comprises a noise-absorbing material made of inflammable basalt fiber that does not emit toxic chemicals under the influence of high temperature. The total length of the noise protection wall is expected to be 43.5 km.

The movement along the Moscow Central Ring, which is called the Ground Metro Ring, is supposed to start in September 2016. After the launch, the residents living near the last stations of the metro’s radial lines will be able to get to the destination faster and not to waste time on changing the trains in the center.

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