The Chandigarh Municipal Commissioner Vivek Pratap Singh on Friday told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that a tender has been floated for hiring agency for carrying out sterilisation of dogs in the city.
The information was submitted to the court headed by Justice Rajan Gupta during the resumed hearing of a petition filed by a Chandigarh resident Gurmukh Singh highlighting dog menace in the city and seeking directions to the concerned authorities to take effective steps to find permanent solution.
However, the court also directed the Municipal Commissioner to file a status report on court’s earlier directions to clarify the corporation’s stand about putting token/nylon collar identification to the dogs who are vaccinated. The corporation also has to inform the court about the steps taken by it to curb stary dog menace.
V P Singh was present in the court during the case hearing in compliance of the court’s directions on the last date of hearing. The petitioner’s counsel told the court that the authorities were not even following the laid down rules.