The residents of Road No 10, 36, and 45 in Jubilee Hiills are disgusted with the increasing number of bars and pubs in the area that have become a nuisance for the residents in the area. Not only do bars and pubs cause noise pollution, but they also result in pollution and constant traffic snarls on both weekdays and weekends.
The three roads put together have about 15 pubs that have become a pain point for the residents. In fact, the state government has declared Road No 10, Jubilee Hills, as a commercial area. Also, as per the new excise policy, there are no restrictions on bars, except near temples and schools. So, the residents are miffed that at times kitchens of nearby pubs and bars open up right into their windows.PILS or public interest litigations have been filed in 2009 and 2014; they are still being heard in High Court. Now, individual plot owners have filed cases against setting up bars and commercial establishments as they are vexed with illegal parking, rash driving, noise pollution, and lack of fire safety.
Jubilee Hills Cooperative Housing Building Society president Bollineni Ravindranath shares that they have made several representations to the GHMC regarding increasing shopping establishments and pubs. Another big grouse is that vehicles are parked on to the roads as the pubs and bars have no parking spaces of their own.
Road No 36, 45, and 10 have over 15 pubs that are constantly buzzing with activity. However, according to one advocate, Hyderabad has 103 roads that have been declared as commercial, including Road No 10. He says while people don’t have issues with commercial areas, they surely are concerned when coffee shops are set up in residential areas. Most of the pubs and bars in the area operate till midnight, and on weekends activities go on till 1 am.
After 2009 PIL, the order was not to convert residential into commercial. After the 2014 PIL, an order was to allow Ayurved and laser treatment centers. Now all PILS and cases have been clubbed together. And to add salt to the injury of Jubilee Hills residents, GHMC has recently issued orders that residential plots used for commercial purposes without permission can be regularised.