The residents said that they wanted relief from the “nuisance caused by the loud music and invariable traffic jams”.

Sarjapur residents step out to protest loud pubs and traffic hold-upsFacebook page: Greenwood Regency
news Protests Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:56

Several residents of Greenwood Regency in Bengaluru's Sarjapur road formed a human chain on Saturday to protest against growing traffic snarls and rapid commercialisation in their residential locality.

The residents said that they wanted relief from the “nuisance caused by the loud music and invariable traffic jams”. 

“It has been almost three years since the pub was established here. The major problem is the high decibel levels of the music played at the club, which disturbs residents. The road leading to the pub is narrow and often results in a traffic jam. In addition, incidents of catcalling have been reported in the past,” Gopu Nair, president of Greenwood Regency, told The Hindu.

A memorandum was also drafted, which the residents planned to submit to Bengaluru's civic authorities. 

Speaking to the Times of India, Shailesh Agrawal of Greenwood Regency Apartment Owners' Association, said, "With music and parties going on in there every night, it has become impossible for our children to study or for the elders to sleep at night. We are not sure how the establishment acquired the permission to set up in a residential space."

"It is not fair that despite so many complaints and warnings, the residents are forced to face the brunt of rapid commercialisation," he added.

Earlier this month, owing to the rapid commercialisation of the area, authorities at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said that a detailed project report (DPR) was being prepared, to widen the road from Varthur to Sarjapur.

"We have already taken up the survey work and we will call tenders after finalising the DPR. Hundreds of vehicles pass through this road every day and since the road is narrow, the traffic problem is more. We are taking up this work in order to solve this problem," Somashekar, chief engineer, road infrastructure, BBMP, told Deccan Herald.

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