Chandigarh MC House to appeal veterinary hospital today: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Chandigarh, February 27

The MC House will take a call on an Rs6-crore veterinary hospital, sick animal facility and animal birth control center planned to be built in Raipur Kalan.

Other items on the agenda to table

  • Reconstitution of three committees on roads, assessment of housing tax and water supply and waste water disposal
  • Anandpur MP Manish Tewari Private Bill (House to give opinion on Rajya Sabha seat in Chandigarh)
  • Declaring the city waste-free as part of Swachh Survekshan’s five-star rating

The monthly general meeting will be held tomorrow. The company has offered to build a veterinary hospital, a sick animal facility for Rs3.79 crore and an animal birth control center for Rs2.50 crore. If the House gives its approval, calls for tenders will be launched in this regard.

It is also proposed to construct a livestock pound and a dog pound on the same site. The project has been dragging on for two years. In August last year, then-MC Commissioner KK Yadav told a House meeting that construction work on the Animal Birth Control Center, which will also house a pound and a dog shelter in Raipur Kalan, would take approximately another three months to complete. However, so far the work has not been done. Sources said that due to lack of funds and later due to Covid the work was delayed.

On the other hand, the city’s gaushalas and cattle pens are already packed, and the threat of stray cattle and dogs continues to trouble residents. Several cases of dog bites have been reported in the city in the past.

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