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