Manyata residents fear traffic due to Sunny's event

Manyata residents fear traffic due to Sunny's event

Sunny Leone

Manyata Tech park residents are a harried lot with the police granting permission for Fusion Night, an event where Sunny Leone will be performing at the White Orchid convention centre on Saturday.

The residents say that the white topping work has already affected traffic and events like these only increase their inconvenience and spoil their area's serenity.

Even though the residential locality has an alternative back entry, the major approach road is through the road where the work for white topping is currently going on, the residents say.

“It takes an hour to cover a short distance between Hebbal and Manyata flyover because of the white topping work. This program will bring hundreds of people which will cause a huge nuisance in the area. How did the police permit this?” asked a resident.

White Orchid and the Manpho Convention Hall in Manyata Tech park host events through the week. To manage traffic movement in and around Manyata tech park, the employees of the IT firms have been issued traffic advisories drafted by Manyata management.

“The last Sunday morning, commuters were stuck in traffic for two hours because of programs at White Orchid and Manpho Convention hall,” said another resident. An Abacus examination and an intercollegiate function where a Telugu actor was invited threw traffic out of gear recently, he added.

The North division traffic police said that they have been instructed to supervise and monitor traffic movement and keep it moving all the time. “The traffic police would enforce smooth traffic flow. Even if it is slow-moving, our job is to keep it flowing as the developmental work continues,” said Sarah Fatima, DCP North Division (Traffic).

Moreover, the traffic police cannot interfere with permissions for an event. It is the law and order police who gives permission to organisers and provides security for an event. The permission had been granted a month back after taking into consideration factors like the weekend when IT employees have an off. Moreover, only over a 1000 tickets have been issued for the closed event, said a senior police officer.

However, sources from the residential locality said that despite their requests that programs like these do not get conducted until the white topping work is completed, a minister pressurised the police to grant permission.

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