Eradicating stray dog menace tops CMC's agenda

The city municipal council (CMC) meeting held here on Tuesday decided to put an end to the stray dog menace in the city. Councillors Anil Kumar, Mahesh, Arun Kumar and others explained about increasing stray dog attacks in the city which has created fear among residents, especially children, Anil Kumar even showed the dog bite marks on his leg to municipal president Hosahalli Boregowda.

Municipal commissioner Shivakumar said that though tenders were invited to trap dogs, no one participated in the process. The money paid to capture dogs and neuter them has been increased, he said. A discussion will be held with the authorities concerned, Shivakumar said. The members highlighted the importance of creating awareness among footpath vendors about proper disposal of leftover food as food items strewn by the roadside attract canines.

They wanted to know why the CMC was hesitating to evict vendors on the District Hospital Road, Kalamandira Road and VV Road. Boregowda said necessary steps will be taken in this regard. The councillors demanded a primary health centre for Kallahalli Layout and alleged that a doctor at Guthalu Primary Health Centre was demanding money from patients. They urged the taluk health officer to transfer the doctor.

Councillor Siddaraju said that a Rs 4.98-crore proposal has been submitted for construction of a Platinum Jubilee Hall as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the formation of Mandya district. The government had released Rs 1.43 crore in the first instalment. The meeting decided to put pressure on the government for release of the remaining Rs 2.55 crore at the earliest.

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