Stray dogs multiply as sterilisation centre expansion put on hold
CBD BELAPUR: The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation ( NMMC)’s plan to expand its existing seven- year- old temporary sterilisation facility at Turbhe has been put on hold.
The lack of adequate facility at the existing sterilisation centre has slowed down the process. As a result, stray dog menace continues to rise in parts of the city.
According to a civic body report, there are 30,000 stray dogs in the city. NMMC has roped in a private agency to sterilise stray dogs at the Turbhe centre. However, the civic body has been able to conduct sterilisation of around 500 dogs a month.
The department expressed the need to expand the existing temporary sterilisation facility at Turbhe to enable it to increase the number of dog sterilisations.
The corporation needs a plot measuring 2,000 sq metres to expand the existing facility. No step has been initiated by the corporation in this regard.
The civic body had earlier tabled a proposal to construct a vet hospital and dog sterilisation facility on plot no 5, 6 in sector 24 in Sanpada at general body meeting for approval. The proposal was rejected by general body meet.
Cidco has reserved a plot measuring 21 acres in Uran for dog sterilisation facility but the corporation has not yet made efforts to transfer the plot from Cidco jurisdiction to its control.
The negligent attitude of NMMC towards dog sterilisation facility has led to rise in number of stray dogs in the city.
“We are looking to solve the problem at the earliest. Our proposals earlier have been rejected. We are looking at some other alternatives,” said an NMMC official.
WE ARE LOOKING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM AT THE EARLIEST. OUR EARLIER PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN REJECTED. WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME OTHER ALTERNATIVES.