Kalyan sta­tion rid of stray dogs

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Sa­jana Nam­biar

KALYAN: Twelve stray dogs were re­moved from the Kalyan rail­way sta­tion premises af­ter the Kalyan rail­way au­thor­i­ties asked the Kalyan-Dom­bivli Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (KDMC) to con­trol the stray dogs me­nace as it dis­rupts lo­cal train ser­vices.

Fol­lowed by an in­ci­dent in which a stray dog caused dis­rupted lo­cal train ser­vices at the Kalyan rail­way sta­tion on July 13, the rail­way of­fi­cials have asked the civic body of­fi­cials to help re­move the stray dogs me­nace from the sta­tion premises.

“The civic body has started act­ing against the stray dogs since we re­quested them to. A team was found search­ing for the stray dogs, pick­ing them up and tak­ing them away from the sta­tion area,” said an of­fi­cer from Kalyan Rail­way sta­tion, re­quest­ing anonymity.

On July 13, a stray dog jumped over a pan­to­graph of a Kalyan-CST lo­cal from the rooftop of a plat­form at Kalyan rail­way sta­tion around 7.15am. This caused a dis­rup­tion in the lo­cal train ser­vices with a de­lay of around 50 min­utes as the elec­tric­ity sup­ply to the lo­cal was stopped.

This in­ci­dent not only af­fected the lo­cal trains at the Kalyan rail­way sta­tion but also nearby sta­tions like Dom­bivli, Thakurli and Kopar and some of the mail trains.

The dis­rup­tion caused by the stray dog prompted the Kalyan rail­way of­fi­cials to take ac­tion against the stray dog me­nace in the rail­way sta­tion premises.

“As per the re­quire­ment our team have al­ready started con­trol­ling the stray dogs me­nace at sta­tion area. The dogs are taken to our an­i­mal wel­fare so­ci­ety for vac­ci­na­tion and ster­il­i­sa­tion. Later the dogs are re­leased to other area,” said Smita Rode, health of­fi­cer, KDMC.

RISHIKESH CHOUD­HARY

Stray dogs at Kalyan sta­tion be­fore they were re­moved by the mu­nic­i­pal of­fi­cials.

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