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Calangute residents losing sleep over blaring music on beach



Senior citizens, students and retreatants at the Baga retreat house have been spending sleepless nights due to loud music being played by shacks after the permissible time of 10 pm.

Locals complained to the tourism depart and some have even brought it to the notice of the local police. However, the loud music continues till the wee hours in the morning disturbing residents.

Tourism director Menino D’Souza told this daily that complaints have come to our department regarding shacks erected in tourism property and playing loud music till the wee hours of the morning. D’Souza said that as per law shacks can play music till 10 pm but they continue playing loud music till the wee hours. The department will take action on shacks and if they do not comply with the law, he said.

The director of the retreat house at Baga Fr Larry Trinidade said that loud music is being played after the permissible time till the wee hours in the morning which is disturbing the retreatants.

Fr Larry further informed that he has written a complaint to the Calangute police, SP north, Chief Secretary, Chief Minister and collector but till date no action has been taken.

The All Goa Shack Owners Association secretary John Lobo said that he has taken this issue even to the local MLA Michael Lobo and other authorities to find a solution to this menace. He further said that music must be enjoyed when it’s played at low decibels.

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