Rooftop pubs will have to stop playing loud music

Bengaluru police warn CBD pubs and bars owners against loud music
news Friday, March 11, 2016 - 09:29

Following several complaints from residents over loud music from pubs in central business district, Bengaluru police on Thursday held a meeting with pub, discotheques and bar owners.

According to The Times of India report, police have warned of action against the pubs and bars if they disturb the neighbourhood with loud music after 10 pm.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) Sandeep Patil met around 25 to 30 owners, including those on whom complaints had been filed, and told them to follow the guidelines on decibel level laid down by the Supreme Court.

The police is specifically targeted those pubs which play loud music on the rooftops, however there were no complaints against closedoor clubs. Even highend pubs in UB city were warned against playing loud music till 11 pm on weekdays and till 12:30-1 in the night on weekends, reported TOI.

“Few pubs are creating nuisance and causing inconvenience to residents. Pubs, mainly the rooftop pubs, should stop playing loud music by 10 in the night; they can play light music as per guidelines. We have already started monitoring the decibel level of the music played n pubs with surprise visits. Pollution board officials are helping us in this and we have also booked two pubs for playing loud music,” Patil said.

Any pub violating the rule will be booked and if they continue again then their licences will be cancelled.

This is an aggregated report from The Times of India

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