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Bandra locals submit list of ‘nuisance’ pubs

The residents of Bandra and Khar have submitted a list of pubs, bars and discotheques they allege are creating a nuisance to the civic and police authorities.

mumbai Updated: Jan 12, 2011 01:25 IST
HT Correspondent

The residents of Bandra and Khar have submitted a list of pubs, bars and discotheques they allege are creating a nuisance to the civic and police authorities.

The Federation of H West Ward Citizens Trust compiled a list of establishments such as Escobar, On Toes Bar, T 20- (Dhanraj Hotel), Royalty (earlier Poison), Hawaiian Shack and Café Goa and submitted it to the deputy municipal commissioner, Sudhir Naik and deputy commissioner of police (Zone 9), KMM Prasanna on Tuesday.

“These ventures don’t have a clear definition in the development control rules, therefore we have requested Naik to define all the above establishments separately and also explain the rules and regulations attached to them,” said Manuela Saldanha – secretary of the Revival Citizens Group.

“At the same time, it will be big relief to all residents, especially senior citizens if a separate entertainment zone is demarcated for these establishments,” Saldanha added.

The residents complained about the increasing noise pollution, cars being parked in an unruly manner, two wheelers on the road and the public nuisance caused by youths in an inebriated condition. Deputy municipal commissioner, Sudhir Naik said, “We can’t take haphazard action or serve a notice to anybody. If the residents have complained we will do a thorough inspection, then serve the notice and take action.”

When contacted, Escobar supervisor Bhupendra Singh answered the phone but refused to comment on the issue. On the other hand, manager of Café Goa, Bandra said there was no residential area around his pub.

“The entire property where Café Goa is situated is owned by a private party and there is no residential area around. Besides, so far we haven’t received any complaint from the neighbours.”