Late night partying a major nuisance here
Once a peaceful abode of royalty, Falaknuma Palace was an epitome of marvelous construction, which was admired by all and sundry, but the regular unfettered festivities particularly during night hours are giving chills to locals who now have approached the City Police Commissioner with a complaint to restrain the sound pollution.
Falaknuma: Once a peaceful abode of royalty, Falaknuma Palace was an epitome of marvelous construction, which was admired by all and sundry, but the regular unfettered festivities particularly during night hours are giving chills to locals who now have approached the City Police Commissioner with a complaint to restrain the sound pollution.
The residents of Madina Colony, Jahanuma, Bibi Ka Chasma, Janagammet and Risala Abdullah Jangammet which are close to the Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel have recently made complaint to the Hyderabad City Commissioner regarding the use of high-powered DJ system at Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel by organizers of cultural, dance, music programme till late midnight. "It is causing disturbance to the elderly persons including sick and small children who are unable to sleep due to load sound. On the other hand, students are preparing for competitive examinations feeling difficulty in concentrating on their studies," said
In a letter to Commissioner, the residents said that the month of Ramzan was fast approaching and the Special prayers are held till late in the night in the several mosques around the Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel. "The loud music played by employing high powered DJs is sure to disturb the persons who are praying in the mosques and houses," added, Aejaz a local.
According to residents, often a programme is organised by some persons at the Taj Falaknuma Hotel located in the limits of Falaknuma police station. The programme is organised till late in the night till mid night surpassing the 10 pm deadline set up by the Supreme Court of India.
"The huge sound which is unbearable is disturbing the small children who are crying due to the deafening sound and the elderly persons and patients in the house are suffering lot. The immediate areas effected at nearby localities which include Madina Colony, Jahanuma, Bibi Ka Chasma, Janagammet and Risala Abdullah Jangammet. Directly about 2,000 families are affected due to high sound music played at the Taj Falaknuma Palace compound," said Adil, a resident of Jangammet.
The residents expecting some relief have time and again called up the police control and approached the Hyderabad City Police through social media including Whatsapp and Twitter. Nevertheless, the lower rung police are unable to do anything much to provide respite to the residents who stay for decades in the colonies around the Taj Falaknuma Palace. "The colonies around the Taj Falaknuma Palace have several students preparing for competitive examinations and entrance tests like EAMCET, POLYCET, LAWCET and other tests," adds Adil.
The main gate of the hotel is 200 metres from the police station and Assistant Commissioner of Police building. During the programme, a high powered disk Jockey system is employed by the organisers, causing huge sound from the Taj Falaknuma Hotel compound on the roads and colonies spread in nearly two-kilometer radius.
"We are aware that the Taj Falaknuma Palace is a heritage hotel running from the famous Taj Falaknuma Palace a historic iconic building on the 19th century located on the hillock. The Falaknuma Palace hotel attracts worldwide tourists and distinguished personalities including politicians, celebrities from various fields etc. At the same time, we also feel or have learnt that law is equal for all the citizens of the country and such nuisance is robbing the fundamental rights of the local public to peaceful stay," says the representation to the City Police Commissioner.